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Anna Gillespie's 'Taste the Rain' Uses Green Material

 - Oct 2, 2012
References: annagillespie & mymodernmet
Artist Anna Gillespie's 'Taste the Rain' series is a part of an elaborate experiment with nature. Based in the UK, Gillespie has been working to create these towering structures with acorns, trees, leaves and bark, displaying a novel interplay between the human form and the outdoors.

These moving sculptures will be exhibited at Bath's Beaux Arts gallery come October 15th. The figures, titled 'To The Limit,' 'Encircling Time' and 'Still Too Far,' are quite emotional. Downturned faces appear to be longing for something unavailable or distant, a tragic sentiment shared by many.

While these features are disquieting, the sculptures are also meant to be inspirational. When commenting on her 'Abundance' statue, Gillespie stated that, "This piece tries to express my awe at the beauty of nature's abundance." The beech nut base gets at this earthy splendor.