Balance and Tension: Sculpture by Elaine Luther at HWLC

Balance and Tension: Sculpture by Elaine Luther is on display January 27 to March 18 at Harold Washington Library Center in the Popular Library exhibit cases and Congress Corridor east display window on the ground floor.

Balance and Tension started as a process series of sculptures made from wooden bits and pieces, including children’s building blocks, wooden spools, stair balusters, embroidery hoops and even leaves. Artist Elaine Luther states, “Many of these pieces have implied movement, they’re in the act of falling, or look like they’re about to fall, but they don’t, because as a mom, I’m holding it all together. That’s what those pieces are about. We all have this push/pull in our lives, this juggling.”

Luther will give an art workshop, Women Artists Rock the Protest Poster!, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 in Room 8S-7, the Visual Resource Center on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center.