My Artist Interview for week 10 is Dawn Ertl.
Ertl is currently a graduate student in sculpture and this will be her last semester here at CSULB. Ertl got her BFA at Otis School of Art and Design. Ertl’s artwork for the Gallery this week was about weaving wool with a loom. She would dye everything first before she started putting her piece together with a Loom. A Loom is a type a machines that helps a person hand weave a sheet of wool. All the artwork that she displayed took a total of at least a year to make. Her artwork introduces a contrast between the human byproducts and how it disrupts the process of weaving. Ertl’s work is trying to express the harmful effects of human trash on out environment. That is why there are trash bags hanging from her work. The colors of her work are picked based on what went best together and mood. The plastic bags were saved from her friends and family. She is really happy as to how her art looks. When she wants to move her work, she would fold them up and put them in a box.
I personally liked her display because of the color mixture. Under the light in the room, it made the colors shine bright and I though it was very beautiful. Even though her work is fused with plastic bags, I still thought it looked good. Her work reminds me of the plastic bottle art gallery by Maccabee Shelly. The reason is because they both incorporate some kind of plastic into their work. I really enjoyed the Artist interview with Ertl because of her personality and the way she talked about her artwork. She sounded very happy when she is talking about her artwork. It was very disappointing that people in our class had forgotten that they are required to put their bags to the side when entering the room.