Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian

May 5 - April 17, 2018

My sculpture titled “Weighted Tears” was created specifically for outdoor exhibition at BMAC with the support of a partial grant from the Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. It is the newest piece in my series titled “Boundaries, Balance, and Confinement: Navigating the Elements of Nature and Society,” other selections from which will be on view in BMAC’s East Gallery June 23 – October 8, 2017.

Each shape in “Weighted Tears” is made from aluminum rods, wire, barbed wire, and powder coating. There are five teardrops in various sizes that are stabilized by spherical weights. The smallest form has a light that is kept illuminated 24 hours a day as a symbol of hope during difficult times.

As a multidisciplinary artist, I have always been passionate about creating evocative work that engages viewers. I like to use powerful visual elements, principally gathered from Vermont’s landscape, such as natural materials, repurposed items, and other found objects to encourage my audience to weave narratives suggested by personal, cultural, and environmental challenges.

— Mary Admasian

RELATED EVENTS:

June 23, Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Opening of Six New Exhibits
September 7, Thursday, 7 p.m. – Artist Talk: Mary Admasian