I was thrilled when I heard she was headed to NC to be featured in the current show at the New Gallery of Modern Art. I hate I missed the opening while I was in LA last week.
Regardless, I am currently captivated by the tactile and intricate details of these beaded beauties.
“Through exquisite artistry and skillful combination of media, Hirsch displays her heart, not on her sleeve, but on her canvases. She fills shaped canvases, measuring up to 5 feet by 4 feet, with a majestic bed of flowers that serves as an appealing resting place for her spiritually infused, stirring adages. Every inch of the canvas contains innumerable tiny beads that form her compositions. Taking the ups and downs of life, and seeing the usefulness in both, her words are informed by the universal life occurrences of being a mother, maintaining a career, and pursuing happiness in it all. In her words:
Mental and physical blockages in life are often self-inflicted, both literally and figuratively. I explore my journey through life as a quest to uncover the truth around me and to express my position through the multifaceted meanings inherent to the words we use and actions we do.
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