CEDARBURG – The convergence of femininity and grit is explored through the Cedarburg Art Museum’s summer 2020 sculpture series. Metalsmith Teresa Lind transforms her feminine figures into earth and water goddesses, not only representing these elements, but humanity’s stewardship of them. Open and free to the public, viewers are invited to wonder through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden to experience the debut of Lind’s new sculpture series, “Earth and Water”.
At the root of Lind’s oeuvre is inspiration found from the strong women who surround her including her students at UW-Whitewater. Her sledge hammer-wielding female students exemplify the balance between being feminine and powerful through gritty manual labor. Lind materializes this theme by shaping feminine forms with iron, aluminum and cement. Beyond her comment on femininity, she transfigures her female forms to earth and water goddesses for this series. Lind hopes her work will encourage the viewer to ponder not only what it means to be female, but consider what our responsibilities are as humans to the earth and water.
Lind graduated with a degree in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. After studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture at UW Milwaukee. Since her graduation, she completed two artists in residencies in Italy and has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. Today, Lind teaches at UW Whitewater and exhibits widely. She maintains a studio and small foundry in Chilton, WI where she hosts iron pours attended by artists from across the nation.
“Earth and Water: Sculpture by Teresa Lind” is supported by the Wisconsin Arts Board and National Endowment for the Arts. Sculpture in this show is for sale.
The Cedarburg Art Museum is located at W63N675 Washington Avenue. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday noon to 4pm. For more information, go to www.cedarburgartmuseum.org or call 262-377-6123.