Made of reclaimed fiber and latex, and embellished with either enamel, oil or acrylic paints, this series of artworks by textile artist Amelia Briggs combine color, form and texture to result in playful puffy sculptures reminiscent of human anatomy.
Amelia Briggs Anthropomorphic Artworks
Amelia Briggs Anthropomorphic Artworks were created for her part of a two person show, Alternative Medicine, at Nashville’s Red Arrow Gallery along with artist Brooklyn artist Calli Moore.
The Nashville-based Briggs, known for her colorful, stuffed wall sculptures mixed with paint, creates anthropomorphic sculptures with reclaimed materials that appear both playful and scientific simultaneously. Her compositions recall biomorphic forms, body parts and even bacteria.
The static pieces feel alive, as if growing and multiplying, with their undulating shapes that bring to mind intestines and stomachs.
The bulging latex frames surround canvas on which the artist paints ribbon-like forms, almost like stylized strands of DNA or amoeba-like bacteria.
The bright color palette is one of the artists signatures, harkening back to the days of brightly colored pool floats and summer toys.
An abstraction of something many people find off-puting, Briggs manages to bring an aesthetic that leaves the viewer compelled rather than repulsed.
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all images courtesy of the artist.