Margot S. Neuhaus
Margot S. Neuhaus
various woods, sculpture
on the grounds of the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.
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As I set out to work, I often sit on the ground or the floor and surround myself with the natural materials with which I work, play. I order the materials in patterns that speak to me, I carve them in lines that go with the grain, or I draw them the length of a breath. Somehow a communication is established between the material and myself. When I am fortunate, I feel that the communication goes beyond the material, beyond me. I feel that I myself am a part of a pattern that speaks of a greater order. In turn, something in me changes, as does the work I do. The door has been opened a crack and a bit more light let in.
I’ve shown in the USA and abroad and my work is in several collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
of silence came after dealing with subjects of darkness and light in my work. I wanted to paint what came in the moment, out of the silence.
Forest was a temporary site-specific installation commissioned by the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC, for its grounds. The component pieces are currently in my studio in Virginia. Forest could be placed indoors, such as a house with a cathedral ceiling, or the lobby of a building. If treated, the set could also be placed outdoors.
The Outcry series of paintings expresses my reaction to disturbing developments in the country and the world. They reflect my concern regarding what we’re doing to the planet, as well as the increasing income inequality, discrimination against women, minorities, people of color and refugees, which have been exacerbated during the pandemic.