In 2013, I began working on an on-going collage project titled Gangrene. The collage consists of watercolor and ballpoint pen drawings cut out and adhered to vinyl. Currently, the collage stretches 42 feet long and 9 feet high and was recently selected as a Juror’s pick for Art Prize 7 and the winner painting of the €25,000 Luxembourg Art Prize.
My art, like the infection, is a collage that continues to grow organically. Gangrene presents an ambiguous visual feast that sheds light on problems vexing society such as unchecked population growth, over consumption, pollution and war that we have come to accept as the norm. The work is titled Gangrene, because similar to the condition, if left unchecked these issues will destroy us.
The collage mimics an untreated wound, manifesting and devouring the vacuous space that surrounds it., The work has mainly been created in the deep of south of Savannah, Georgia where Gangrene devastated the combatants of the Civil War, and where the wounds of those battles remain lingering in the corners of the city’s famed burial grounds.
The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two month. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.
If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email Katie.DeWitt@nabreweries.com.