Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Giant spiders, wax and wood
I wanted to go to the McColl Center of Visual Art for the crazy, giant spider sculpture, which was crazy and giant and worth a visit. (Mel Chin is the artist.)
But what I really fell in love with was the beautiful, intricate wax work by artist-in-residence Natalie Abrams.
Oceanic, ethereal, coral reefs and oil spills and beauty, beauty, beauty.
Wax and wood and that's it. The exhibit wasn't lit except by natural light creeping in from far-away windows for fear the art would start to melt. I came for the spider, but I left loving the unexpected magic of sculpted wax art on a simple wood panel.