A powerful sculpture of Nelson Mandela, by sculptor Marco Cianfanelli, entitled "Release". I saw it on an older blogpost of Robert Krulwich, of Radio Lab. Check out Krulwich's post, always a great read, for more information. Photos were granted by Cianfanelli.
Isn't it amazing that these 50 columns of broken comb like forms, create such a powerful image.
It was a great pleasure meeting Tom Lundberg last night. Unfortunately, I have no photos of the meeting nor of his lecture, The Language of Textiles: Fiber in Contemporary Art, but it was such a pleasure to meet and talk about textiles, processes & art.
As part of the CCAI program featuring textiles in my show, Silk & Sinew & a show at their neighboring facility, the BRIC, Tom presented a through overview of textiles throughout the centuries to the present. As a professor of textiles in the MFA textile program at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, Tom Lundberg offers students not only a wide variety of experiences with textiles & their processes, but a broader knowledge of textiles in art.
But better yet, Tom inspires his students to create thought provoking works of art, as Sara Rockinger's work: