Trial by Fire 2019

“Trial by Fire” is an interactive, site-specific, self-portrait depicting both the horror and the beauty of the severe car accident I survived last year. I’ve visually built my “new-normal” and strength as a burn survivor into this sculpture with charred wood and ash. This installation is evidence of the impact of my experience and shows how that experience has influenced me as an artist. A new door has opened and I have crossed the threshold.

This sculpture is created out of wood, charred wood, ash, eyelets, and hand-painted string illuminated with black light.

Luí na Gréine (Window of a Sunset) 1 2016

This multi-dimensional and interactive installation was designed around a two-story, interior staircase on the fifth and sixth floors of the new Google Pittsburgh office. The artwork, created out of 23,000 feet of white twine, hand-painted with invisible UV paint, grew up and around the fifth floor and is suspended from a lacquered ceiling. The entire installation is illuminated with both full-spectrum LED’s and black lights and set on a timer to simulate sunrise and sunset.

Luí na Gréine (Window of a Sunset) 2 2016

This multi-dimensional and interactive installation was designed around a two-story, interior staircase on the fifth and sixth floors of the new Google Pittsburgh office. The artwork, created out of 23,000 feet of white twine, hand-painted with invisible UV paint, grew up and around the fifth floor and is suspended from a lacquered ceiling. The entire installation is illuminated with both full-spectrum LED’s and black lights and set on a timer to simulate sunrise and sunset.

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Megan Mosholder

United States

https://meganmosholder.com/

Megan Mosholder is an artist who operates in the real-world setting of the social-political landscape through site-responsive, sculptural installations. With the creation of three-dimensional drawings often enhanced by light, Megan emphasizes obscured elements within recognizable objects and correlates the symbolic with lived experience. She is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design and has received numerous awards from institutions such as the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Her diverse exhibition history includes an installation in Sydney, Australia (2017), a body of site-specific work that speaks of the lasting impression a fully immersive, multi-sensory artwork can leave on a viewer. Megan currently resides in Atlanta, GA where she is a Professor at Kennesaw State University.

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