BODY WORK & Willow in Motion

at Susan Hensel Gallery
Martha Bird

Susan Hensel Gallery is proud to present Minneapolis, multidisciplinary artist Martha Bird’s new show Willow in Motion in the Windows on Cedar Project and Body Work on

Running from November 15th, 2021 to January 15th, 2022, Body Work exhibits Bird’s intricately created natural fiber works. Using willow the artist raises and/or harvests herself according to sustainable practices, Bird creates captivating pieces that talk about the complex struggles and triumphs of the body.

These works include her well known spiral forms that mimic the organic geometry of everything from the smallest creatures to the largest galaxies. The exhibit also contains sculptural objects that examine personal experiences of trauma and injury in diverse ways.

The largest number of works are in the Artsy show. A few are in the windows. Driveby, take bus#23 and see if you can figure out which pieces are here IN REAL LIFE!

On a more personal note:  I’ve know Martha for a few years now and have watched her grow as an artist.  She approaches her work with energy, rigor, enthusiasm and soul. She is prolific, smart as a whip and resilient. She is a great public speaker, a fabulous collaborator.  And she is a neighbor.  In great weather we hang out talking over the fence “by the park” near where she lives.  She gave me my first hug during the pandemic lull when we were first vaccinated. I am so pleased to be even a tiny part of her progress as an artist.  

Please see her work at Susan Hensel Gallery on Artsy.

Veiw Martha’s website for even more information:  Martha Bird Art