I never get tired of the way artists interpret Mother Nature’s pods. Canada’s Andrea Graham tackles the task with wool. Wet and needle felted wool. Graham’s colorful free standing and hanging pod sculptures are an always colorful and sometimes whimsical rendition.
The work carries a message too. . .read more below.
“In my current work, ambiguous sculptures express the paradox of living organisms: strength and fragility, persistence and surrender, liberation and containment. Open wounds and haphazard sutures serve as metaphor for the victimization of our environment as a result of our consumer culture.”
“In the cycle of growth and decay, resilience is silently expressed. Curious sculptural form awakens a sense of wonder in the potential of the smallest seed and organism for either success or failure. It is this precarious state and the need to nurture and protect that I wish the viewer to explore as they consider revisiting their consumer practices.”