Collection Focus: Dorothy Gill Barnes at RAM

Collection Focus: Dorothy Gill Barnes at RAM

Explore this Ohio artist who creates unique fiber sculptures using tree bark and limbs. Collection Focus: Dorothy Gill Barnes is part of series of collections-based exhibitions featuring artists whose work Racine Art Museum holds in-depth. This 20-page catalogue features an essay on the significance of Gill Barnes's work along with color images of some the pieces within RAM's permanent collection.

The artist is known for developing a distinct working process that includes scarring trees that have been marked for eventual removal and, returning years later after the trees have been cut, harvesting the grown bark as a decoratively scarred skin to use in her baskets.

20 pages
© 2011
Racine Art Museum


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