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The SCULPTURE of Frances Vye Wilson is an exploration of the innate strength of humans and nature through the experimentation of a previously unexplored, natural medium.
The SOCIAL WARRIOR SERIES is designed with the intention to inspire human qualities of resilience and adaptability. We are the warriors in this cultural climate on a “new battleground.”
As in nature, the ethereal quality of the biomorphic CAMBIUM FOREST SERIES belies the strength that is its true nature.
The GODS AND WARRIORS series looks at myth as a means of exploring the impact of storytelling. By creating life-size allegorical sculptures suggesting Greek mythology, the intent is to expand on the ongoing conversation regarding wisdom and the broader message of real world issues.
The medium pioneered by the artist comes from the cambium layer of the mulberry tree and has natural traits of resiliency, adaptability, and fragility. Branch material, natural dyes, and visual metaphors are used to evoke a sense of power and identity. The inherent cellular quality of cambium fiber and the use of a hardening agent allows for endless structural possibilities.
By seeing these life-sized warrior torsos and biomorphic forms, the viewer is asked to consider their own innate personal strength.