Kinetic Sculpture, Metal & Wood Assemblage
“A Second Look,” a multimedia group exhibition at the Forsyth Gallery, Texas A&M. The show featured traditional paintings from the gallery’s collection displayed alongside reinterpretations of the pieces by area artists, Spring 2015.
For this exhibition, I created an interactive piece titled “Cotton Picker” based on “A Texas Cotton Field,” a painting by Arthur Weaver from the 1960s. Weaver’s piece reflects on the cotton industry in Texas that is still thriving today. The work reminds us of the fine line between civil war, an industry’s exploitation of labor, and a country’s newfound morality through the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a comment on how American history is a complex tapestry that is still being sewn today.