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From the Studio

March 25, 2010

I had the opportunity to meet artist Theresa Himmer in early February when I accompanied Rampant Zine and nightlifebaby.net, to cover her work. Theresa introduced us to her studio—the noticeably clean-cut space space of a former architect—and a portfolio of fascinating studies of spacial and proportional relationships. Her public space installations combine elements of natural with overtly man-made materials, such as the large sequin discs seen below.

Above: SCENE 1, THE FOREST (EXTERIOR)

Above: GLACIER #01; Part of the Sirkus Grounds project

Above: WATERFALL #01, Made for SEQUENCES REAL – TIME ART FESTIVAL

Her work is experimental and seems to result from her curious, exploratory view of the world around her. The above installations are a flamboyant (yet playful) study of natural occurrences in Iceland’s landscape, which become celebrations of their natural counterparts.

Theresa showed us an entire series of collages created using the negative spaces, blurred image fragments, and graphic elements of the daily newspaper. In contrast to this table-top exploration of media, her upcoming project involves a massive city-wide injection of her studies into multiple public spaces.

It was truly an honor to be in her studio and learn more about her creative process.

Theresa has been recognized numerous times for her work, including Copenhagen Design Week 2009. She currently studies and works in New York on international projects that I was enthusiastically given a small taste of that day. In conversation we even uncovered our common obsession with miniature environments. I’m definitely looking forward to her future work.

Photos of exhibitions and work sourced at Theresa’s Official Website. All other photos property of this blog. Check out Rampant Zine’s coverage of Theresa here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sofia Bint permalink
    March 25, 2010 8:36 AM

    She should make a similar installation in NYC!

  2. Summer permalink
    March 25, 2010 11:58 AM

    I LOVE THAT. :B so shiney.

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