I didn’t make it out to see as much as I would’ve liked this weekend due to the 7.5″ of snow, power outage for 5 hours yesterday and a stress fracture of my right foot. Truly a sucky weekend EXCEPT for the fantastic show I DID make it to on Friday. The Hive by Walter Herrmann at the Cultural Arts Center was truly amazingly unique. All I can say is you need to make a trek down there before the end of the month to see this show!
Throughout the space there are several ‘hives’ made from blocks of reclaimed wood, each a different size with different designs/feel and glass jars atop each filled with nests of wire. All created by Walter! Wire nests also are found on the floor in several places near the hives.
On the walls, there are two-dimensional collages that include beautifully drawn insects such as spiders, moths, flies, butterflies, etc. as well as paintings of cherry blossoms. These paintings are done on top of deconstructed circuit boards, pages from books, maps, etc. and are dispersed throughout the space along with other 3-D works such as glass jars filled with wire nests, nails and a shadow box with cocoons made from wire.
I’m not sure what I loved more about Walter’s works…it was all so organic and flowed so beautifully! I have included some photos to whet your appetite…you have to go see the show to truly appreciate the magnitude of Walter’s work!!
It may have been my only foray into the art scene in Columbus but I have to say it was definitely worth the trip downtown!
Most photos courtesy of another amazing artist…Ralph Corriveau!