B20: Wiregrass Biennial showcases the region’s most talented contemporary artists, illustrating the South’s rich cultural heritage. The juried exhibition encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a variety of art forms and media and will feature paintings, sculptures as well as mixed media, new media and installation art. This year’s show features thirty-nine artists from eleven states.

#WMAFromHome Wednesday Art Challenge with work by Brooks Dierdorff

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another #wmaFromHome art break!

Brooks Dierdorff, "Eruption," 2019, Inkjet print

Today we take our inspiration from one of the ‘B20: Wiregrass Biennial’ artists: Brooks Dierdorff. As an artist, Brooks explores the ways media like photography and video to explore our ideas of nature, climate disasters, and environmental collapse. His piece included in B20, “Eruption,” uses a photograph printed on metal that is twisted and reformed to express the disruption and confusion of a volcanic eruption.

Your Free For All challenge today is to create your own nature inspired photographic sculpture piece!

As an artist, you can focus your work on whatever inspires you. Take some photos, print them out, and see if you can make something three dimensional with your images. If you don’t have access to a printer or a digital camera, you can use photographs from magazines or even scrapbook paper.

To add some structure to your images you can mount them on scrap pieces of card board or card stock. You could even mount your images on pipe cleaners. It’s the Free For All challenge and anything goes!

WMA’s art educator, Brook, used pipe cleaners and some origami paper with photos of peacock feathers to craft a flying being as a kind of tongue-in-cheek response to the fact that poor peacocks don’t really fly very well! Whatever you create, make sure you share your masterpiece with us! We love to see what you create!

‘B20: Wiregrass Biennial’ will only be available for a few more weeks. If you haven’t had a chance to explore the works created by our incredible B20 artists, hop on over to the website and enjoy the exhibition from the comfort of your home: wiregrassbiennial.com

In header image: Example of the #WMAFromHome project