Now Showing in South Santiam Hall Gallery
March 2, through March 20, 2015
Reception in SSH: Thursday, March 5, 12:30 -1:30 pm.
The works in this exhibit, Ruby Boots, question how early life experiences effect the artist’s daily interactions and ongoing health complications. Ruby Boots collectively speaks to the woven qualities of emotion, memory, place and time. Moore reflects on her process:
“During the process of creating the artworks in the series Ruby Boots I visited the farmland in rural Oregon where I grew up. Dressed as Dorothy with blue and white gingham and magical ruby boots, I pulled a wagon of yellow bricks along the property to pay homage to the place I consider as the foundation of my yellow brick road. Images of this gesture were captured by photograph in key places on the property where I could recall a specific memory and where I felt an emotional attachment. These places included the platform where my house burned down, to the fence where my family would shoot at tin cans…In addition to photographs, each artwork in the Ruby Boots series contains a drawing. For me, the drawings in this series represent both imagined landscapes and self-portraits. Texture, line, color, and depth create an illusory space that is purely imagined yet subconsciously influenced by places I have been.”
The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.