Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mesa Contemporary Arts' 32nd Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition

My piece Forest Surfaces 15 will be displayed in this Mesa Contemporary Arts show from January 21, 2011 through March 6, 2011 with an opening on January 21st.  The show is curated by Perry Price, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.  The Mesa Contemporary Arts Crafts exhibition will include 47 artworks by 37 artists representing 18 states. 

Forest Surfaces 15 Artist Statement
My visits to forests that are home to the largest trees on the planet, has been inspirational in depicting a response to this incredible environment.  Photographs of trees and their surrounding areas evolved into a series of work.
Forest Surfaces 15 is an expression of the Waipoui Forest in northern New Zealand.  An image is manipulated and printed on an alternative surface with archival ink. Visually stepping into the composition of layers inspired by the forest, hemp is crocheted for a base. The digitally printed surface is melted and torn then layered with beads for the final composition. 

Forest Surfaces 15 is 78" long and 20" wide.  


  1. Congratulations on being juried into the Mesa Show. We are currently going to New Zealand in January as we have family in Wellington there so will be exploring moreof the north Island and will make a point of seeing these trees. I may have before but now I'll really look at them. Will be heading south from Vancouver Island when we get back so hopefully will get to Mesa so we can see this beautiful piece in the show! It's just gorgeous! Is this work on the hardware cloth?

  2. Wow, Paulette, my favorite place in the world, New Zealand. Waipoua Forest is the largest on the islands, but there are other places like the Coromandel Peninsula that has a forest of Kauris.

    Forest Surfaces 15 has a backing of crocheted hemp, so it is soft and rolls easily to ship. It isn't on hardware cloth. Have a wonderful trip to NZ!!


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