Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor – No Names

The imposing textile sculptures of Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor are on display at the David Salow Gallery in LA.

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor - No Names - Installation View - 2009

Higgins O’Connor creates from recycled fabric harvested from thrift shops. The disparate elements of bedclothes are glued, cemented and sewn into larger than life figurative forms. These sculptures referred to as “No Names” represent the prevaricator, the unnoticed and the overwhelming.

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor - No-Name (teddy-foot) - 2009

These pieces force the recall of a visual game I would play as a child. At night I would never want to give in to sleep so waking in the morning was exceedingly difficult. Before sitting up I would let my vision lose focus through weary eyes. Blankets transformed into mountainous landscapes and sheets became vast oceans. Wrinkles in the pillowcase twisted into winking eyes and upturned mouths. It was cloud watching in a dream state and a beneficial way to start each day.

This work is a beacon for subjective experience. These beings could be your imaginary friends or a reason to leave a light on at bedtime.

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor - No-Name (blue arm) - 2009

Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor
No Names
24 January – 28 February 2009
David Salow Gallery
Los Angeles

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

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