Even though this screengrab is terribly grainy, I think the strength of Elizabeth Turk's work comes through. I hope it does. Shown above, the sculptor has taken one of her intricate marble pieces "off the pedestal" and placed it in a koi pond.
Lace, eyelet and crochet are everywhere this season, so I've been revisiting Turk's marble collars and detailed drawings. As a follow up to past posts (here and here) I'm sharing this link to Constructing Collars, a great video about the 2010 MacArthur Fellow's process. Related exhibition catalogues can now be found on the artist's site, too, along with a short video about her childhood. I noticed that she mentions the Met's "yellow jasper lips," a fragment from an Egyptian statue that recently appeared in Connections.