September 11, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Textile artist and designer Heather Ujiie incorporates many techniques--including hand painting, drawing, stitching, and printing with innovative large-format digital printing technology--to create an immersive Utopian, that she describes as “ a celebration of the unconscious.”
As a sensorial environment, the installation, both in content and process, will reflect her interests in biodiversity and the future of our environs. This is accomplished through the creation of a fantastical landscape of hybrid animals and plant forms influenced by early botanical and anatomical illustrations by artists such as, Piero Fornasetti, Jean Cocteau, and from Renaissance and Baroque iconography. This immersive experience, using digitally created textile panels and upholstered furnishings, is made complete by the accompaniment of audio recordings from nature.