VICKI WEAVER

Vicki Weaver’s vessels are classical in form with intricate, Victorian detailing and mesmerizing translucency which seems to produce an almost celestial glow in even the most unsubstantial light.  It’s jarring, then, when one realizes the artist has achieved such lofty an end by means of gut (specifically sheep intestines) as a medium, taking a most reviled byproduct and elevating it to art form.  Incorporated with seeds, grasses, and pods, placed over a form, stitched together with precision, and lastly coated with resin and wax, Weaver’s technique was used by peoples of the Pacific Arctic for waterproofing and give the work rich, anthropological substance.  She has, however, abandoned or “transcended,” function with her vessels, and the viewer is left with something innately beautiful while undoubtedly visceral.  


2016 SUMMER EXHIBIT


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