Artist of the Day- Mel Edwards (click on image to view individually)

I had never heard of this African American artist…perhaps because he is an African American artist. Now in his 80’s he has received 2 Fulbright scholarships, a Guggenheim and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and has taught at Rutgers University and has had several one person exhibits at the Whitney and other large museums. In a recent trip to the Whitney I saw his piece Pyramid Up and Down. I’ve added photos of this piece but UGH it is difficult to ‘read’.  It’s made of barbed wire…which is quite terrifying…but so delicate as to be inviting.