Explore the works of artist and designer Brian Arthur, who uses natural materials such as bark and lichen to bring awareness to the beauty of the natural world. "The rich textures of the cork-like bark and the unique enigmatic quality of the lichen are the tangible elements of nature contrasting and connecting to the industrial materials of aluminum, steel and acrylic. The Usnea Lichen (the string-like variety) continues to slowly grow within the module thus creating a type of laboratory to witness the wondrous behavior of this amazing organism! All materials from the forest are very ethically harvested. For example, the Antler Lichen grows for many decades on tree branches and will only be collected if it has fallen to the ground. The bark is taken from fallen trees and will effortlessly pull away from pulp underneath when ready. It is my desire as a designer and as a strong proponent for the conservancy of our natural habitats to bring forth to you objects that hopefully will touch you as I am touched in my journeys into the natural world." http://bastelladesign.com. The exhibit runs through February 23rd. Please call 897-8831 for more info.
Opening Reception for “Connecting the Modern to the Natural World”
- 6500 Coors Boulevard NW
- Albuquerque, NM 87120
- Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center