THE WOART WEEKLY!
Here's what you may have missed on the blog and Instagram account this week!
After the tragic events at the end of last week with multiple mass shootings again, I was still feeling a bit somber and my posts early in the week reflected that mood and began to transition as I was headed out of town to California to surprise my mom for her birthday. The week as a whole was still in the rather neutral tones, and showcasing artists influenced by Colonialism in different ways such as armor and ships.
Below is a little more insight to each piece.
Joyce J. Scott’s piece is the most overtly related to the events of the start of our week, the figure is wearing translucent glass guns almost like a skirt and atop a mosaic table with heads that hold it up faced upright but adorned with many more that are upside down.
This lacy delicate armor by Denise Pepper caught my eye immediately when I first saw it and I’ve been waiting for the right moment to share it. Her work could have easily been included in the next post too, relating to artists using the ship as inspiration for work as she has some she has done as well.
Ships ahoy! Occasionally I’ll do a post that showcases various trends I see, and I’ve been noticing so many ships! These are just 3 artists doing so, it is such a powerful image and form to work with. I love all of these from the more abstracted to almost looking like it’s made of bones, made almost entirely of pearls.
Last week I shared quite a few artists using a contemporary approach to the figure that incorporated some various forms of fiber arts in the process. This installation by Sandra de Groot could have easily been mixed into that bunch, but she really incorporates the photography of the work and almost a wearable quality that was different. Plus, they have this armor look which really worked well with my weeks theme!
Haegue Yang has been a recent favorite of mine, working in a wide variety of materials from blinds that make massive installations to lightbulbs and these movable organic looking sculptures. At this point in my week I was getting ready to head out to CA, where macrame and baskets were a very common decore in our homes and others as a child. These with their more botanical approach felt the most appropriate to share of her work given the reason for my trip, visiting my Mom, who LOVES plants and is an incredible gardener.
Continuing on that plant theme inspired by my mom, who always knows all the scientific names of the plants, and with the BioArt themed exhibit closing reception coming up next week at the BioBAT, I had been waiting for the right moment to share the amazing works of Diana Scherer. And wow, did you all agree with me on that one! This was easily the most popular post in awhile! Using nature's tendencies and knowledge of that process, creating plant root-weaves that are absolutely gorgeous, I 100% agree, stunning!
While my parents have never been super into the “cowboy” look for their own home, it is certainly a theme in this part of the state. Continuing on the bioart theme a bit and mixing that with my current location, this work was so perfect to share.