“Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden State” at MAM

For above two a long time, Jersey City-primarily based WOOLPUNK®  has been fashioning artwork that is at when visually captivating and socially stirring. Functioning mostly with recycled textiles, located objects, photos, and textual content-based mostly imagery, she addresses these challenges as setting endangerment, economic inequality and homelessness. Within the earlier yr, her rich and creative creations have designed their way into a diverse assortment of sites including the Planet Trade Centre, Bergdorf Goodman, and FIT’s Artwork and Style Gallery.

At the moment on watch at the Montclair Artwork Museum is WOOLPUNK®’s massively extraordinary Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Backyard garden State. Based on a photograph of a community garden in Jersey Town, the remaining manufacturing, 30 toes large x 13 feet prolonged, characteristics recycled textiles on an embroidered picture. All of the resources used — apparel, fabric scraps and assorted textiles — were being donated in response to the artist’s open up simply call to the MAM local community. And everything that was not used was then donated to the Salvation Military.

Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Yard Point out brilliantly delivers notice to landfill waste that is comprised mainly of clothing although questioning our penchant for the latest manner developments. Showcased higher than is the artist in entrance of her function. Several near-ups from Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky follow:

A little phase

The graffiti’d sky — which even though stunning, also “reminds us of the air-polluted sunsets”

Extra sunflowers

A closer seem at the details

Sunflowers & Graffiti’d Sky in the Garden Condition stays on view by August 6, 2023. Located at 3 S Mountain Ave in Montclair, NJ, the Montclair Artwork Museum is open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pics 1-4, Lois Stavsky 5, Courtesy of the artist