So why is this truly the Louise Nevelson Project? Her artwork is the inspiration for a mural which is hopefully going to come to fruition within the next couple of months. Upon first impression, I never really thought much about her wall pieces. In fact, I thought that it seemed a bit too similar to an episode of Hoarders , but when I force myself to look, no, to truly STUDY, they feel like small habitats to me. The pieces are millions of tiny nooks to curl up into, to hide in the shadows and ignore the outside world for a bit. She worked under Hans Hofmann, whose major influence was to work with a limited palette. She calls black the "total" color, the color that is all colors. To see a piece in front of you is an experience like no other; the black wraps around you creating a cocoon of coziness.
How do you feel?
|Louise Nevelson, Sky Cathedral, 1958|