The Delicate and Stabilizing Art of Gretchen Wagoner

 - Feb 6, 2010   Updated: Jun 14 2011
References: gretchenwagoner & blog.sub-studio
Working in collage, Gretchen Wagoner explored her obsession with butterflies and knots. What interests the artist about her subjects is the robust stability of a knot and the resilient characteristics of butterflies.

Using gouache and graphite on paper Gretchen Wagoner creates stunningly intricate art. Her work is currently being exhibited as part of a group show called The Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.

Implications - With the recent economic downturn, many forms of escapism are beginning to emerge as consumers are looking for coping mechanisms to help them forget about financial problems. Corporations looking to add elements of escapism into their product lines and services can look to emerging artists for sources of inspiration.