Rebecca Louise Law: The Womb
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: (888) 957-1580
Rebecca Louise Law’s use of natural materials, mainly floral, encourage guests to experience the relationship between humanity and nature. The natural decay of the plant material makes this exhibit time based and encourages frequent visits to observe the process of drying. A big believer in sustainability, Law frequently reuses dried plant materials that have been displayed in her previous installations. “I like to capture and treasure small, beautiful natural objects to create an artwork that can be observed without the pressure of time,” said Law. “Preserving, treasuring, celebrating and sharing the beauty of the earth with the world is what drives me.”
This installation is an intimate exploration into the relationship between humankind and nature and explores the sensation of being cocooned in nature, and the fantasy of being naturally enveloped. The artworks surrounding the installation look in detail at the womb as a natural cocoon. Though photography is allowed in specific areas, Law encourages guests to put aside their cell phones and cameras and fully engage with the exhibition.
“We have been aware of Rebecca’s work for some time, and are very excited to be working with her,” said Laurene Grunwald, Director of Sculpture, Art Collections, Exhibitions & Installations at Meijer Gardens. “Her concern for the environment and practice of sustainability is a perfect fit for us along with the literal combination of sculpture and horticulture, which directly mirrors our mission.”