Time to Break Free: A Steampunk Journey
June 30 – October 31
DEBUTING AT HIGHFIELD:
There’s an adventurous side to the Steampunk Artistic Movement, and Canadian fiber artist Dominique Ehrmann fully embraced it to break away from working two-dimensionally and create this grand, free-standing sculpture. The creation, her largest, mixes wood, steel, glass, and other materials with textiles. It also tells the story of a heroine — a quilt adventurer — who breaks out of her chains, moves through a time machine, and realizes her freedom. Her friends — a punk-looking fox, faithful antelope, and wise raven–guide her every step of the way. Naturally, the story is a metaphor for the artist’s own journey, which is chronicled through photographs illustrating her step-by-step process. A dozen panels bring the Time to Break Free narrative to life.