My good friend Kit (her Etsy handle is Greenshock), who used to live in Baltimore and now lives in Rockland, Maine (she moved there to go to boat-building school), makes really amazing wooden rings which you should totally buy for your loved ones this coming holiday season.
Baltimore artist Virginia Warwick once made a public sculpture of a giant zombie squirrel with blood all over its hands and mouth. She also often dresses a squirrel or a sea turtle and runs around public places and interacts with people to make them ‘aware of non-human lifeforms’. Her most loved piece, however, was her public sculpture of a meatball on North Ave. Recently, a car accident destroyed it, and a little piece of all of us died.
I was introduced to Baltimore artist Erin Womack’s work via her incredible, paper-mache masks. These masks happened to be on display this past weekend on the last day of the Transmodern Festival, the poster for which Womack also designed. Womack’s work stands apart from the day-glo spazz aesthetic the minions of Dan Deacon and company go nuts over in this city. Dark without being gothic, drawing from nature and natural materials without being hippy-dippy, Womack creates eerie drawings, bulb-headed masks, installations, and Super-8 films of the creatures that inhabited her childhood imagination.