When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Sonja Hinrichsen

Snow Drawings - Rabbit Ears Pass, CO - Jan. 29, 2012

detail - Rabbit Ears Pass, CO

approx. 20" x 25" archival india ink on paper 

approx. 20" x 25" archival india ink on paper

approx. 30" x 40" archival india ink on paper

approx. 107" x 33' archival india ink on paper

"A Castle for Samorin"   - installation in a synagogue, Samorin, Slavokia - Sept. 2005
During my recent Hiatus at the Playa residency program there were two other visual artists. I posted Rob Licht's work earlier. The other artist was Sonja Hinrichsen who works in a variety of media including installations, drawings and landscape art. Her ink drawings are not currently posted on her website but may show up soon. I think they make an interesting comparison to her enormous drawings in snow that are currently receiving a lot of attention. Both involve repeated organic forms. By repeating and building up layer upon layer of tiny circles she creates forms that resemble nothing so much as microorganisms viewed through a microscope. Using the same approach on the scale of a landscape is not only visually arresting but possibly a reminder that the essentials elements of visual aesthetics repeat themselves on all scales whether we are capable of witnessing them or not. Her installation work explores a wide range of topics and ideas which I won't even begin to try and summarize here, but I encourage you to look through them at: sonja-hinrichsen.net
More images of her snow drawings and other work can be seen at: sonjahinrichsen.wordpress.com