I went to the "Indigo" exhibit at the Botanic Gardens this week with my friend Victoria Eubanks, a wonderful and talented encaustic artist. I have to say, I was not impressed. There were only 2 pieces of art that intrigued me and this is one.
This piece is from the artist Theresa Clowes. Her website is not very informative since many links don't work, but I loved this piece since it was so lacy and had different textures that created so many shadows on the wall that gave it a 3-D feeling. It was quite large and I couldn't imagine hoe she made it, transported it, and then installed it.
Indigo is all about transferring this color from plants onto fabric or into mediums for painters. But this exhibit didn't show the depth of the history of uses of Indigo or all the mediums that used this color throughout the centuries. While I was disappointed, I will go back to see other exhibits at this gallery since prior to this, they have always exceeded my expectations.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!