Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sally Heller, "Ab-Scrap"

Ab-Scrap is an interesting installation at Lawndale, by New Orleans artist Sally Heller.


The title seems to refer to the fact that the installation is a kind of abstract three-dimensional "painting" made with scraps of fabric and jewelry, beads, mirrors, string, and wire.  

You can walk around in the installation, as if it's a kind of landscape.  It even has trees.



The colors, beads, and trees reminded me of New Orleans after Mardi Gras, when you see beads hanging in live oak trees.