Eye on Artist: Marita Dingus
Join us for a talk by artist Marita Dingus on influences that inspire her work, methods and materials. Reception with light food and drink will follow.
A creative tour de force, Marita Dingus infuses every aspect of her life with her aesthetic. From the art she makes to her clothes, home, and even her chicken coop, everything Marita touches bears her artistic signature. So much so, that she is one of the rare living artists whose clothing and home furnishings have been exhibited in a museum.
To create her sculptures, Marita uses what many would consider trash, and what she refers to as discarded materialscraps of fabric, fragments of glass, coils of wire, and anything broken or no longer useful, like an empty soda can, ruined clock, or lost key. In her hands, these bits and pieces are transformed into sculptures: baskets, fences, faces, figures, and dolls. Along with their beauty, many of her sculptures carry the profound sadness of generations of injustices borne by people of African descent.
Auditorium at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
554 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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