An artist that influences my work is Sandy Gellis. Her work is extremely experimental and deals greatly with the process. The most important part of her work is how it was made rather than how the end product looks. Gellis is influenced by nature and now natural elements effect each other. She is interested in natural materials coexisting in an the art world. One of her works that has influenced me the most is Rainfall NYC installation. Although there isn’t a great deal of information on the internet about her work and how she makes everything, in this piece Gellis left a new brass plate outside each day for an entire year. Her work is more about the process and how it was made than anything else. In Rainfall NYC installation, she wanted to show the weather conditions in a certain area for an extensive amount of time. She was showing the effects nature and weather have on all elements on earth. Gellis’ work is all about documentation and making things that are usually over looked or never noticed evident. It is about making the non-perminate, permanate. Her work is about experimenting with non traditional ways of creating art. She combines the natural world and natural materials with common art making skills and techniques to produce a unique and interesting body of work.

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~ by klineb582 on Friday, February 15, 2008.

3 Responses to “”

  1. This is my favorite kind of art. A kind that insights conversation, question, and controversy. Very interesting!

  2. And what is the ultimate message? For example, when she recreates a rain forest to say something about the effects of nature and weather, what is her argument?

  3. She sounds so interesting! I love artists that use a lot of nature in their work, because nature itself is just beautiful.

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