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Celebrating Earth Day Highlighting Mark Messersmith's "Victim of Silence"

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re examining Mark Messersmith’s piece Victim of Silence, a representation of the natural world. When Mark Messersmith first moved to Tallahassee, Florida in the mid 1980s, he was immediately struck by the wildness of the surrounding landscape, a wildness gone from much of America. His studio practice immediately turned to an exploration in…

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

Sherry Owens 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…

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