Review of artwork by A.M. Disher '15 BFA Sculpture & SIM on view at Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont.
In collaboration with Professors Rick and Laura Brown’s Handhouse Studio and the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA, MassArt presents this intense interdisciplinary course involving multicultural themes, community service, and design/building studies.
Antidote is a single photographic image - composed from hundreds to form one transformative, life-sized magical garden. Judy Haberl spent several months photographing at the Green Animals Topiary garden, which is part of the Newport Mansions Preservation Society, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The idea of a "heroic" scale is important for her in the realization of this piece, fueled by encountering certain works where an epic scale was integral to the phenomenology of the work: (Claude Monet’s- Water Lilies, The Rothko Chapel, Thomas Demand’s photos.)
Plaster, silk, barbed wire
body approximately 66" tall;
wingspan approximately 12'
She bears witness. The lettering in her wings is a reference to the inscription above the entrance gates at Auschwitz, Arbeit Macht Frei ("Work Will Set You Free"). Tod Macht Frei means "Death Will Set You Free".