Awilda & Irma, NC Art Museum

This ethereal work of two heads- a mother and daughter- by award winning Spanish artist Jaume Plensa  was installed at the North Carolina Museum Park in April 2017.  The wire mesh construction and size make it difficult to determine race or gender, creating a kind of universal portrait.

Plensa’s art has been exhibited worldwide, from Sweden, Spain and France to Chicago and, now Raleigh.

Art amazes me.  I love the way the artist can make these 13-foot tall steel mesh heads feel fleeting and lighter than air.  The expressions on the closed-eyed faces also impart a dream-like feel.  Finally, due to the mesh construction, the sculptures seem to change as you view them from different angles.  I never tire of looking at them.

Awilda and Irma 2

Author: Don Baker

My wife says I make stuff up. While that's probably true I'm going to stick to stuff that's mostly true.

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