Nina Vivian Huryn

Nina Vivian Huryn
Nina Vivian Huryn Nina Vivian Huryn

Ever since childhood I have delighted in the macabre. Today the fascination still holds and my work is filled with skeletons, usually acting as guides or storytellers. Skulls and skeletons are often thought of as negative symbols of death. Menacing? Yes. We'd like to live forever and sometimes we resent being reminded of our own mortality, but the skeletons in my work are far from dead. Representing humans in their most structural form they guide you through an ongoing narrative. Follow them from adventure to misadventure as they travel the industrial and urban wastelands of North America. They wander through closed down stores, factories, and abandoned amusement parks. They creep through evacuated neighborhoods and tackle monsters in toxic waste dumps. They hurtle over railroad yards, warehouses, and steel mills no longer in use by living workers. Lured by things real and imagined, they cavort with ghosts and memories of the past and hope for glimpses of the future. They never stop, no matter how far they fall or how wide their bones are scattered. They manage to reassemble and go on. But before all this crashing and bashing fun they must sleep the sleep. Blazing and vibrating, radiating brilliant colors and heat—they give back what they once took from the Earth—life.
In: Folk Art
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