Blue McRight, installation view


Blue McRight is an interdisciplinary artist and avid scuba diver influenced by nature, personal experience, and politics. At its core, her multi-media work focuses on water – its scarcity and purity – as an environmental issue; however, her practice has expanded to address related ideas such as the body, circulatory systems, and marine science. Blue’s practice is based on textile techniques: knotting and tying, cutting, sewing, and binding, and she creates each sculpture in cycles of repetition and improvisation. She utilizes fishing nets, fish and crab traps, and bait baskets. The artist acknowledges that these salvaged materials, although porous, “carry the weight of phantoms.” They enable formal and narrative explorations of transparency, weight and weightlessness, color, texture, and volume.

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