Columbia-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe creates exuberant sculptures and immersive installations from everyday objects. Finding beauty in simple and sometimes startling materials – from books, colored pencils, wood fragments, and shoes to shell casings – Uribe transforms objects from their original, utilitarian purposes to create boldly beautiful surroundings. Deconstructed books morph into trees, disassembled leather saddles become horses and bullet shell casings become bunnies. For the Woodson Art Museum, Uribe will create a large-scale, site-specific, walk-in environment.
Inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time, Boston artists-The Myth Makers-Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, constructed 25-foot-tall sandhill cranes of Wausau-area saplings, on-site. (June 2016)