Local Public Art: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel

January 9, 2012 in Fiber Crafts, Inspiration

Thanks to Flux Projects, Atlanta has a steady flow of temporary art installations throughout the city (I really loved Charlie Brouwer’s Rise Up Atlanta last April in Freedom Park on Moreland). The current public commission is Caroline Lathan-Stiefel’s Ocean. In general, her work features labor crafting processes, such as sewing, weaving (often with pipe cleaners), and crocheting, to create abstract landscapes and biologically-inspired structures.¬†While Lathan-Stiefel is not from Atlanta, her work is heavily inspired by late Georgian native Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, most evident in her material choices and mosaic composition. Ocean is no exception to this palette. More after the jump →