“Haptikos #3: (Missoula Blue)” is only one part of an expansive collection of new works by Heidi Moller Somsen, showing currently at Phillips Gallery. But it makes a big point: one that may have surprised even the artist. Technophiles and those who pay close attention to their cellphones […]
The Biblical Book of Genesis, with all its great visual tropes — the creation of all from nothing, division of light from dark, story of the Fall, and so on — has been enormously popular with artists at least since Medieval times. The third chapter begins with the […]
“A Promise to Nature Around a Monument to the Way We Were” in Downy Doxey-Marshall and Heidi Moller-Somsen’s Collaborative Exhibit
We’ve come a long way from the days when abstract expressionist Ad Reinhardt, famous for justifying his paintings in witty cartoons, explained that a sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at one of those paintings. The popular admission of women artists to […]
Art has long sought to capture the transitory and sensory in physical form. From the transformative capabilities of an artist’s two-dimensional canvas to contemporary art’s revolutionary experimentation with media, material doesn’t just inform art, it is art. Or as philosopher Marshall McLuhan famously stated, “The medium is the […]
The often stated aphorism, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” may buoy one in rough times but can leave a person wondering how to navigate from emotional or physical turmoil back to a place of strength. That sort of emotional and physical tension is evident […]
Jared Christensen takes a look inside Heidi Moller Somsen’s studio.
Heidi Moller Somsen, a visual artist born in Saskatchewan and raised on the British Columbian coast, utilizes art to navigate life’s complexities and to explore her deep-seated curiosities. Her work, enriched by her BFA in ceramics and an MFA in studio art, delves into the themes of personal […]