The Woman Tree
The Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
Tape Art Crew: Leah Smith, Michael Townsend
Inspired by the obssessive nature patterns and folkloric storytelling of the southern painter Carroll Cloar we drew a tree filled only with women with the longest hair trailing all the way to the ground.
The ladies lounge with cell phones in hand, each of which are connected to real Instagram accounts bringing the digital conversations of these characters to life for viewers in real time as the drawing unfolds. The young girls on the ground traverse a thick grove to bring chargers to their older counterparts.
Prowling at the base of the Woman Tree is a cock-eyed panther released from Carroll Cloar's painting Story Told By My Mother.