Dana Lynn Harper: Field Guides

A group of colorful art installations suspended from the ceiling.

Field Guides is playful and boisterous exhibition exploring the artist’s belief of spirit guides.

Spirit guides are believed to be supernatural beings that provide support, guidance, and love when we need it most. This abstract idea is translated into layers of texture, pattern, and color. Utilizing textiles, paper, and plastics; aspects of personality, aura, consciousness, and spirit are made visible. Each being borrows the form of celebratory objects, like piñatas, paper lanterns and pom poms. These playful forms are combined with ornamentation inspired by the growth of plants and flowers.