THE WOART WEEKLY!
Here's what you may have missed on the blog and Instagram account this week!
With all the events going on in the world with the weather/climate I chose to focus on that for the week. My original plan was to begin with works that connected Greenland with the Amazon with the news reports of “buying Greenland” and the devastating fires in the Amazon and transition in the works that are inspired by fire to make those connections. But wouldn’t you know it, a hurricane forming also caught my attention and gave me the perfect opportunity to also feature a few more of the Summer Submissions that I had really been wanting to share. So all the posts have a nature inspiration, and range in a wide array of mediums from photography, ceramics to plastic drawings, beads and paintings.
I hope all in the path of the storm are prepared and safe.
Last week ended with very geometric inspired piece, so when I found Sarah House’s fractal inspired ceramic sculptures that also resembled icebergs with this red flame-like plant on top….so perfect to transition into my Climate themed week. This series is more functional that some of her others where are wall sculptures that sometimes do or don’t have live plants in them. I love how she blends two different aesthetics together, this beachy feel meets ice or icy feel that feels aflame ... love it.
I found the work of Barbara Dombrowski when doing some research on artists that have done work revolved around the Amazon. The fire there has been very heavily on my mind and was looking for artists that have done research and work related to the region. When I saw this project of hers where she researches, photographs and installs the work in the world’s most affected regions of Climate Change, this particular sequence focusing on the connections between the Amazon and Greenland …. wow, it was just too perfect! She is doing some great work, check her out!
This was about the time that Dorian was showing signs of becoming a hurricane and headed towards populated areas. There had been a Summer Submission that I had been waiting for the right moment to share, and unfortunately that time had come as the work was titled “Summer Hurricane.” A beautiful piece by artist Liesa Lietzke. It’s a slow moving storm, so at the time of posting this, it’s still unsure what all the results of the storm will be.
This next artist captured that knotted feeling so perfectly, that emotion of the world’s events, turmoil, it had this perfect match for the emotion aspect of the week, yet an almost branch-like, or smokey twirling feel that fit so perfectly with the other planned and already posted artworks. I’ve been wanting to feature the work of Jackie Brown for some time, she also has these really wonderful colorful installations, if you haven’t checked her out yet, you definitely should!
I used that branch-like appearance of the previous post to connect to this one and the following. Another Summer Submission, Angelica Bergamini sent this beautiful sculptural collage as her submission, mentioning how to her it felt transitional, representational of the end of Summer. I totally agree! And it just happened to be a New Moon, so it felt absolutely perfect to share.
This is the post I was waiting all week to post. A collection of fiery artworks by various artists, a little virtual exhibition if you will of work that demonstrates strong connections to the fire in the Amazon. Works use a wide variety of material and process. Many of the artists made beautiful comments on the post, if you haven’t seen them, I recommend checking out their own words and of course, please support them by checking out their pages too. Each image is tagged so that you can do so easily.
One of the biggest problems of our environment today, the use of plastics. I thought this work by Tatiana Wolska was particularly wonderful as it is reusing the plastics we as artists often use ourselves to protect our artwork. Turned into this beautiful installation that has this wonderflow and smokey appearance, I chose to share her work in relationship to the week for those reasons.