Nature and Neon at Arrowmont

Last year my work was accepted into Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts juried exhibition Nature and Neon. Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, selected work by 46 artists to address the thematic concerns of the exhibition, which were exhibited in the Sandra J Blain Gallery on campus from December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018.

Here is what Arrowmont had to say about the premise of the exhibition: This year’s theme invited submissions that explore juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial worlds. Arrowmont itself is geographically located where the natural and the constructed worlds converge, and is also an environment that fosters artistic creation and education. Chosen by juror, Garth Johnson, the works selected for the exhibition consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both may attempt to realize its own disparate beauty. Parts whimsical and sobering, Nature and Neon offers introspection into what these artists observe about our contemporary relationship to the landscape.

My participation was represented by 3 jewellery objects that I referred to as a group named Immortal Bloom, which is posted below. To see details of the exhibition on the Arrowmont website, click here.