“ELEMENTALS Birds” is a very special experiment to see if artists, printmakers, and craftspeople can physically embody feelings of peace, harmony, and goodwill in their artwork and tangibly affect the environment in which it is shown. By definition, elementals traditionally are thoughts that once created become attached to their creator and are fed by further thoughts and actions. They’re often referred to as an air of positivity or negativity; confidence or lack thereof; peace or disharmony.
Inga and Andy Hamilton will be on campus for three weeks to create site-specific installations at the gallery that unfold over time and flow with good intention to all those who encounter their work. The artists also invite students, faculty, staff, and community members to create their own elemental birds to be placed around campus and town.
Come see what happens when artists (and you!) are given permission to explore new avenues in unexpected and magical ways. You can chat with the all of the participating artists on Facebook and see pix of their work by searching for Elementals Birds.
Installation artist Inga Hamilton works in the Venn diagram intersection where craft, art, science, mathematics, and activism meet. Her textiles are currently showing in Dubh, dialogues in black, at the American Irish Historical Society in New York City, a showcase of leading artists and craftspeople from Ireland and the United States.
You’re just as likely to find the work of printmaker, digital illustrator, and urban artist Andy Hamilton (a.k.a. MyTarPit) hanging in the likes of Nintendo’s head office, slid amongst the volumes in a bookstore, or pinned to the back of a stop sign. His obsession with mark-making and character design spurs him on to develop groundbreaking print techniques with an old-school twist.
Known equally for their guerrilla art activities and gallery installations, Inga and Andy have presented their work throughout the United States and Europe in exhibitions, public art projects, live paints, workshops, and residencies.
Please join us! Inga and Andy have created templates so that everyone can contribute to the project.