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March 7, 2006 > Body and Soul: The Fiber Connection

Body and Soul: The Fiber Connection

by Arathi Satish

Body and Soul: The Fiber Connection, is the work of Ann M. Clark is currently being exhibited at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery. The artist uses a variety of media to describe a world of interconnection.

The exhibit includes fascinating and unique artworks using fiber as the connecting theme. Artwork Heart Strings makes use of fiber optics and cast paper. When one looks inside the heart, a breathtaking display of fiber optics can be seen. Interconnection: Illuminating Threads is a fiber optic installation that has to be seen and experienced to be appreciated while Beyond Body Tissue, an artwork of six pieces, is colorful and eye-catching.

Contraction, Expansion, Contraction sets acrylic on canvas and Wall Wombs: A Timeline, is a mixed media presentation that includes five strikingly different pieces. Additional displays include Vrrti, Fiber x450 (acrylic on canvas), Spinal Cord (oil on masonite), Sacred Geometry (acrylic on wood), Deleuzian Tuber (acrylic on canvas), Chagrin (acrylic on canvas), Corporeal Moment (oil on canvas), Skin Deep (Acrylic, mixed media), Genesis, DNA and an untitled artwork.

The artist points out that her primary interest is fiber and she uses a variety of media ranging from traditional to high-tech to describe that world. "My work involving fiber imagery is about the macrocosm and the microcosm. I use a variety of media to describe a world of interconnection. My goal is to show the connections between the physical and the metaphysical, ultimately linking the corporeal to the spiritual, and making invisible threads visible," says Clark.

Body and Soul
Now through April 1
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4357

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