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'Requiem For (Our) Mother Natures': Sien Collective

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until October 31, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Sparks Gallery, 530 6th Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

From "5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In May" (KPBS):
Siobhán Arnold and Meagan Shein: 'Requiem For (Our) Mother Natures'
On view at Sparks Gallery through October 2021

Sien Collective is a collaboration between artists Siobhán Arnold and Meagan Shein, and they've installed a beautiful, suspended sculptural work at Sparks Gallery downtown. The installation consists of approximately 200 hand-sewn translucent flowers made from discarded thin plastics. The pieces float overhead and are part fluffy cloud, part moon jelly, part fairy magic and part surreal pastoral dream. It's stunning — and yes, highly 'grammable — but also thoughtful, meditative work. It builds on a previous recycled flower installation, "Vanitas," and is commentary on the work and identities of women, domestic work, community grief and life cycles.

Details: Exhibition information. Viewable from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Through Oct. 2021. Free.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the gallery:
Created by Siobhán Arnold and Meagan Shein, the minds behind SIEN COLLECTIVE, Requiem for (our) Mother Natures is a new installation at Sparks Gallery consisting of 200 flowers hand sewn from found/recycled clear plastic meticulously hung into a cloud shaped form. Each flower is approximately 12” x 12”x 12” and is suspended by multicolored thread from the ceiling.

For more information, visit the gallery's installation information page here.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Promotional photograph of a single flower made from clear...

Above: Promotional photograph of a single flower made from clear plastic, courtesy of Sien Collective (Siobhán Arnold and Meagan Shein) and Sparks Gallery.

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