- Venti Trasversali at Museo di Storie Naturale, Siena2016
Venti Trasversali These drawings began with an investigation into the historical process of making charcoal in Tuscany. Four indigenous trees—oak, chestnut, pine, and arbutus—are used in this ancient process. Because of its unique molecular composition, charcoal is now used globally to extract toxins—from earth, from people—as a healing corrective. In the drawings, this molecular remedy is represented by honeycomb sieves. In one drawing, the maps of countries are caught by the sieve.
- Sculptcast “Conversations About Sculpture” Interview2012
For the past five years Ellen Driscoll, head of the sculpture department at Rhode Island School of Design, has used discarded plastic water and milk bottles as her sculpture medium, creating public works of beauty and meaning. “Distant Mirrors” floated on the Providence River in Providence, R.I., portraying maps of land masses and historical settlements. Her work is included in numerous major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art. Be sure to check out our Sculptcast website for photos and links. Enjoy. CHERYL BOWLAN Producer