Native Texan and Dallas artist Sherry Owens is renowned for her sculpture made of crepe myrtle tree pieces, simultaneously evoking both the natural and other worldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations. Owens often states that she is a recycle artist and fills her studio with branches that would otherwise be discarded. The meticulous quality of her work, which emphasizes the luscious capabilities of line and form as her pieces of crepe myrtle intersect and build, weaving together and activating space, call to mind the artist’s early formative years as a weaver. Founded in nature, Owens art stems away from the natural world giving second life to her found media and pushing our preconceived understanding of the boundaries of wood and form.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.