June Woest's piece "Interpreting Horticulture Therapy" before and after. Starting as an architectural form and transforming into an open pod shape. The carefully collected and strung masses of leaves have started decaying and the columnar shape has relaxed opening up into tendrils or petal shapes. The tree trunk has also decayed over the short time that "Defining Green" has been at Russ Pitman Park. In the background the trees have leafed out and the plants around the tree have grown.
Amie Adelman is an Associate Professor of Fibers at the University of North Texas. Amie has traveled in Europe and Africa researching fibers and traditional techniques and materials. While well-versed in traditional fiber techniques and materials her work tends to be very conceptual using the construction and structure of traditional fibers in a much more contemporary manner. The two sculptures that Amie has created for the Russ Pitman Park exhibits in 2010 and 2011 are modern forms that make reference to other outdoor site specific works while using traditional basket weaving techniques. The seemingly mundane materials have become modernist sculptures that are both playful and conceptually dense.
Amie is preparing for a large installation in Breckenridge, TX this summer.