WORK AND PLAY | August 2015
Frist Friday :: August 7th, 5-9pm
Featuring Heather Bentz
Childhood memories provide inspiration for the work I make. Paper lanterns, Chinese parasols, hanging laundry, stacked furniture, and inventions made from simple materials at hand (string, sticks, tape, paper, fabric scraps, crayons). In the marks I make, I tap into the memory of how I played on a large chalkboard in our basement or scratched into the dirt outside. Everything was tactile then. Rural and urban landscapes, their chaos and order, cacophony and quiet, slip into my work. Scribbling allows freedom of movement and expression. As I mature, it is playfulness, spirit and wonder I don’t want to lose.