The Ecstatic Moment: The world of fairy tales and myths in beautiful crochet installations by Mandy Greer

Mandy Greer, a Seattle-based artist, has just concluded today an Art Exhibition at Hudson River Museum. The exhibition titled “The Ecstatic Moment” is a fascinating world of folktales, fairy tales and myths glorified by incredibly beautiful and large-scale crochet installation.  The artist’s timeless creation depicts the coalescence of ancient and present moments through her diverse magical artwork.  Simply, Amazing!

Enjoy!

Ice and Water Realm

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Mater Matrix Mother and Medium-Waterfall - Woman

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Mater Matrix Mother and Medium-Waterfall

 

Greer has been given numerous awards and exhibited in various museums and galleries here in the US and abroad. In recent exhibition, her artwork installation covered the entire bottom floor of Hudson River Museum. It encompasses sculptures adorned with beautiful crochet patterns, photography, video, and performance.

 

Much of what I’m after in my work is to capture this rapturous ecstatic moment, when a river of our inner life spills out of us like blood, milk or ever-growing hair. I make these visceral transitory states tangible through the overabundance of crocheted and sewn fabric.

I wade through fairy tales, archetypes, mythology, allegory and folk tales looking for moments that coincide with my own experience of everyday life, where animals perform us. These narratives are, after all, the ordinary human dramas that perpetually reoccur, until they become mythos.

~ Mandy Greer

 

All images courtesy of Mandy Greer, and are published with permission.

To see more of her work, please visit her  Website  |  Facebook

 

Flesh/Lava Realm

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Every Moment Lost is Lost Forever

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Every Moment Lost is Lost Forever - detail

 

Celestial Realm

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Celestial realm

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Celestial realm - Euridice

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Celestial realm - Pelican

 

Vermillion Room

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Blood Compass Rose-Orpheus

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Blood Compass Rose-Orpheus Sculpture

 

Earth and Forest realm

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Earth and Forest realm

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Earth and Forest realm 14569-123

 

The Golden Sphere

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - Golden Cage

Mandy Greer - The Ecstatic Moment - The Honey Moon - detail

 

 



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