The artist writes,
Just as we move, nature moves, changing with the shifts in time and because of us.
Our innate compulsion to see, feel, collect, and contain is found on the soles of our shoes, through our fingertips, into pocket landscapes. From the top of the mountain down to the shoreline, the wilderness is manmade.
Inspired by geology and a contemporary sublime, this exhibition reaches those who have traversed landscape and yearned to hide it in their pocket, as if a stone found on a path.
The 91st Annual Student Art Show, sponsored by the WUD Art Committee, is the University of Wisconsin-Madison's longest-running celebration of student artists and a beloved campus tradition. We are proud to present an amazing variety of selected pieces from all backgrounds and media in this public, student-curated exhibition!
The Artist States;
Phases of life and interdependence of species within the forest community are explored in large scale paintings and soaring ethereal sculptures. Towering grandmother trees nurture slender saplings while surrounded by rhythmic tree trunks dotted with lichens that signal clean air. Relief surfaces of Rosing’s forest paintings enhance the play of light and color like nature’s textures.
The artist states;
Recalling landscapes, structures and spaces that encourage entry, the artworks in Lost Verseshint at a larger narrative that is defined by moments of rediscovery. Through the piecing together of visual fragments, these artworks look to evoke feelings of solitude yet speak to broader ideas about relationships and inter-connectivity.
The artist states;
The show is comprised of works made over the last year and a half, when I was making my way from the relative comfort of graduate school to the uncertain world of being a professional artist. During that time I traveled all over the eastern half of the United States, from the plains of Central Kansas to the rocky shores of Downeast Maine. I took many walks in the woods, noticing the softness of mosses, of sun through leaves, of mushrooms sprouting up in moist earth, and the hardness of granite boulders, of rough bark, of pathways made by many hikers. Back in the studio, those impressions guided my work as I explored the full range of textures possible in fiber based art, resulting in this exhibition. There are objects made of paper pulp that are as hard as ceramic, pillowy soft sculptures, silky embroidery, translucent sheets of paper and more.