Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stitched: Nature Constructed

Friday, November 18th, I went to the Cushing-Martin Art Gallery on campus to see the latest art displays.
The theme was how nature has been so manipulated by man, it is necessary for man to manipulate art to express what true nature is.
The artists were Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau, and Saberah Malik. They were present for the event and were approachable for questions and comments.
I particularly liked Merill Comeau's art. She machine sewed scraps of fabric to create really powerful scenes. One scene was Fragments of Eden. The display is very large and is intentionally broken into pieces. I like this piece because it depicts a beautiful nature scene, yet upon closer examination the piece has many layers of meaning. I also like the medium the artist used.
I might go again later in the week to really let the artwork sink in. Instead of coercing the art to tell me something, I prefer to sit and let it speak to me.

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