the paper caves
Artist Samuelle Green, founder and proprietress of basin and main -- a creative art and event space located on Main Street in Honesdale, PA -- has created a large-scale art installation in the 2,400sq.ft. ground floor of the building entitled the paper caves. The exhibition is comprised of an estimated one million individual hand-rolled paper cones adorning a hidden framework which transforms the typically rectilinear space into an organic other-worldly environment.
Upon entering the cavern like space, viewers will be aware of the amount of time and work involved in the creation of the installation and liken it to often overlooked art forms in nature. There is structure and design inherent in the natural world which we constantly draw from and take for granted. We generally fail to acknowledge the skill, time, and detail required to manifest the intricate structures found in objects we encounter regularly -- such as those found in bird and wasp nests, beehives, spider webs, rock formations, anthills, feathers, and countless others. Samuelle’s installation references these forms on a human scale – inspiring contemplation.
Viewers are encouraged to wind through the space and spend some time discovering all the forms and associations the sculpture evokes. The exhibition will open to the public on August 19, 2017 and remain on view through summer2018
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