The sumptuous fiber-based sculptures of Cameron Mason are the feature of Soft Earth, a solo exhibition of Mason’s work opening at Foster/White onApril 7th - This show combines two of her distinctive forms: Blades and Cotyledons.
"The Cotyledons series examines the energy of growth as it bursts forth from the stasis of the contained seed. Shaken from a packet and pushed into damp soil by a child’s finger or planted by the million by an industrial agribusiness, the seed is an essential building block of culture. A fragile miracle of nature, the seed sprouts and feeds the hungry" says Mason.
Fiber artist, Cameron Mason ,works on a piece from her Blade series
She goes on to say..."The Blades series explores shape as a metaphor for human interaction with the natural world. Obsidian, fractured into faceted shards from solid stone, creates a sharp, cutting edge. Hoes till and reap. We can focus on a single blade of grass in the expanse of a field for just a moment before it is lost among the many.
Detail showing the textures, colors and patterns that make Mason's works so compelling.
In conjunction with this exhibition Cameron Mason will speak about her work and her surface design techniques. The artist will present her talk at the gallery on Saturday, April 9th at 2pm. For more information visit Foster/White.