3/29/11

High Fiber

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 on  April 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. 

8 comments:

Valerianna said...

Beautiful, evocative work, thanks!

Mary Zeran said...

looks wonderful. Wish I could be there to see the work in person. How did the art auction go?

lhemingway said...

Looks awesome. I look forward to going to the gallery show.

Alicia Tormey said...

Thank you all for commenting on Cameron Mason. It’s going to be a beautiful show and Foster/White has such an amazing exhibition space. Mary: Artists for Japan raised over 90,000.00 for the Red Cross!

Kayla coo said...

Fascinating work thanks for sharing.

Ann Darling said...

Hi Alicia - she does indeed do fascinating creations ... I just wanted to say that I think you have the date mixed up ... Cameron's talk is on the 9th, as I understand.
Be well - bet you are also making great stuff.

Ann Darling said...

Hi Alicia - Cameron's show promises to be very interesting - she's a talented lady ( like you). I think you need to change the date for her gallery talk - think it's the 9th? Be well.

Alicia Tormey said...

Hi Ann...Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I will make the correction!