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"In the Thicket of It" Art Piece produced by Sally Heller.

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Introduction

?In the Thicket of It? produced by Sally Heller caught my eye immediately as I turned the page in the most recent art papers magazine. At first glance I thought it was just an artistic photograph of an Amazon rainforest of some sort however once I took a closer look I realized it was actually made will all man made material in some sort of workspace. I feel as though this piece is about tranquility, serenity, peace and solitude. Crafted so beautifully to the likeness of a rainforest it can make one think of jungle. ...read more.

Middle

Some sort of mirrored texture is used on the floor to imitate the look of water while a green-netted material lay above it creating a soothing reflection. Around the reflection ?pools? are what seems to be straw creating more texture in piece. Random pink pieces of what seems to be plastic lay on the floor to make a flower feel. It seems as though everything that is used to make the ?trees? are hanging from the ceiling in a vertical manner making lines and bringing volume to the piece. By hanging all the green objects vertical it gives me the sense that everything is somewhat rounder and taller. ...read more.

Conclusion

Although Sally Heller uses a variety of objects textures and colors to create her whimsical rainforest like installation balance is achieved. I believe the balance is achieved by the placement of the mirrored ?pool? because it gives you the since of a mirrored image. ?In the Thicket of It? is a piece influence by global warming and human waste. ?The work speak to the context as to we as a society experience on a day to day levels situations that might cause human anxiety an endless need to consume and convenience at the expense of our environment. ? ? Sally Heller. The global warming saga has influenced the piece in a huge way because Sally Heller used all ?low-grade? materials which most humans waste to create beauty. ...read more.

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