InterArts faculty member Annette Barbier will be showing her work at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods with an opening reception on Sunday, November 10, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Barbier’s work heightens awareness of humanity’s detrimental impact on the natural world. Her unconventional techniques include laser cutting and engraving on natural materials such as leaves and feathers.
In the series Subtractions, native leaf species are engraved the the images and names of invasive plants, and feather with the names of extinct bird species. Nom de Plume comments on our propensity to name newly “discovered places and animals after ourselves. Casualties depicts birds who have died by colliding with downtown skyscrapers. In ways that are sometimes somber and sometimes humorous, the works asks the viewer to remember what we have lost, to acknowledge our role, and to consider our paths for the future.
Brushwood Center is wheelchair accessible.