Annette’s Urban Artifacts selected for Urban Landscape Show at Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, CT. January 19 – February 23.
Thursday, January 19, 6 to 8 PM
(snow date: January 26)
My urban artifacts are one of my most beloved and philosophically truthful bodies of work. I begin by harvesting discarded rusty bits of a forlorn modern world. I wash the metal. I shut my eyes and see the metal’s next incarnation. Most pieces are made from over 10,000 beads, built one bead at a time. Using only the bead, thread and tension I create the ruffled volume or flat expanse. It takes approximately six months per creation. Here the mundane, the soulful and the imperfect become prayers.
Photography by D. James Dee