Exhibition Program: Examining Humanity’s Relationship with the Natural World: From Beauty to Destruction in Search for Reciprocity

Please join us for an artist talk by sculptor Carmen Ostermann, one of the five women featured in Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Contemporary Women Nature Artists. https://rtpi.org/exhibitions/hope-is-the-thing-with-feathers-contemporary-women-nature-artists/

Ostermann will tell us about the ways in which her work juxtaposes the beauty of the environment and the harm being inflicted upon it. In this talk, she will describe her process of using clay to build ornate depictions of birds being consumed by ecological succession from their habitats. Ostermann will discuss how she incorporates the process of ecological succession into her sculptures with the flora, foliage, fungi, and coral from the habitats of the selected species in her work, as well as the importance of the labor-intensive nature of studio practice.

Carmen Ostermann is a fine artist who was raised in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the Philippines. In 2015, she received her BFA in ceramics and sculpture at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her MFA at the Columbus College of Art & Design in 2022. Her work has been featured in the Ohio Craft Museum, the Bridge Gallery, and the Beeler Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. She teaches ceramics at Capital University and is the Administrative and Project Coordinator at the Columbus Audubon, blending her love of art, education, and conservation.

For more information about Carmen Ostermann, visit her website at https://www.carmenostermann.com/

This program is free to all, and registration is required. To register, please click on the link above or give us a call at (716) 665-2473 and speak to one of our Visitor Experience Associates.