Tarp Series: Undercurrents 4

Tarp Series: Undercurrents 4

Artist: Astrid Bennett

Title: Tarp Series: Undercurrents 4

Attribution: Tarp Series: Undercurrents 4, 2017, Astrid Hilger Bennett

Year: 2017

Materials: handpainted/printed fabrics, mixed media, stitching, drawing

Dimensions: 43 x 85 x 2"

Image Statement: My current bodies of work include the “Tarps” and “Scrolls” series, adding drawing and mixed media to my hand dyed and printed textiles. Metaphorically, I see tarps as protective, versatile, adaptive. In some dystopian future, they could be functional, providing shelter or some other use. I often pair Tarps and Scrolls with natural phenomena, using photography in short-term installations. Part object, part theater set, these pieces can be used interchangeably in standard exhibitions or in installation indoors or out. Scrolls even accompany me on travels, with opportunities for drawing and photography in unaccustomed settings.