February 21, 2024


Art Is Experience

“Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden State” at MAM

“Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden State” at MAM

For about two a long time, Jersey Metropolis-based WOOLPUNK®  has been fashioning artwork that is at the moment visually fascinating and socially stirring. Doing work mostly with recycled textiles, uncovered objects, photos, and text-based imagery, she addresses such problems as environment endangerment, economic inequality and homelessness. Inside of the past yr, her rich and creative creations have manufactured their way into a various selection of web pages together with the Globe Trade Heart, Bergdorf Goodman, and FIT’s Artwork and Style Gallery.

At this time on look at at the Montclair Art Museum is WOOLPUNK®’s hugely amazing Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Yard State. Based mostly on a photograph of a community back garden in Jersey Metropolis, the ultimate generation, 30 toes huge x 13 feet extensive, characteristics recycled textiles on an embroidered photograph. All of the resources utilized — clothing, cloth scraps and assorted textiles — were being donated in reaction to the artist’s open contact to the MAM community. And something that wasn’t applied was then donated to the Salvation Military.

Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Backyard Condition brilliantly provides focus to landfill waste that is comprised largely of apparel although questioning our penchant for the newest manner traits. Featured higher than is the artist in entrance of her do the job. Various near-ups from Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky observe:

A modest segment

The graffiti’d sky — which while attractive, also “reminds us of the air-polluted sunsets”

More sunflowers

A nearer glimpse at the information

Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Yard State remains on perspective as a result of August 6, 2023. Found at 3 S Mountain Ave in Montclair, NJ, the Montclair Art Museum is open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photographs 1-4, Lois Stavsky 5, Courtesy of the artist