Art Inspired by Nature Examining Art by Sherry Owens and Students on Earth Day

Sherry Owens

Sherry Owens, Mother Nature Throwing Up Her Hands, 2017, Crepe myrtle, bailing wire, paint, dye and wax, Collection of the Artist

For Earth Day, we’re examining Mother Nature Throwing Up Her Hands, a nature-inspired piece by Sherry Owens that is on view at the Ogden Museum in The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction. Owens constructs nest-like objects using twigs and branches to create dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space. She is known for her meticulous crepe myrtle sculptures like this one. Come see this work on the fifth floor today.

Student Work from the Day with an Artist Program

As part of the Ogden Museum’s Day with an Artist outreach program, students from Edward Hynes Charter School in New Orleans worked with artist Sherry Owens to create their own collaborative expression of a nest, using branches, wire, twine, cloth, fiber and found objects. Their work is on display in the Education Gallery on the third floor.