November 19, 2012
Charlotte Bird showing at San Diego County Regional Airport
ARTWORK at San Diego Airport Gate 22
gives waiting travelers something to think about,
"The Shape of Space" Quilt Exhibition Looks at the Natural World.
San Diego artist, Charlotte Bird, will show "The Shape of Space," two large quilts in the exhibit space at Gate 22, Terminal 2 East, at the San Diego County Regional Airport from November 13, 2012 through February, 2013.About inspiration for this exhibit, Charlotte says, "The natural world is a geometry of curves, of which the circle is the most perfect. Beautiful curves are all around us, often unperceived because they are so familiar. I have drawn inspiration from some of the most remote: a galaxy so distant that we know it only through the Hubble telescope and organisms so small that we know them only through a microscope. We make tools of science to empower our purposeful vision. the resulting images can empower our mindful vision."
Charlotte Bird has been creating textile based artwork for 25 years. Her art quilts and mixed media sculptures often recall universal forms like the circle and the spiral. Time, process and nature are persistent themes. She maintains a studio in mid-town San Diego. Her website is www.birdworks-fiberarts.com.
The exhibit is part of the ongoing San Diego County Regional Airport public art program which places temporary exhibitions of artwork by local artists throughout the airport.