Indian Creek Art Opening

Indian Creek Elementary School was the epicenter of the north Marion art scene Thursday night.

The annual art show was a magnet for the local glitterati. And, in my opinion, some of the most exciting, cutting-edge pieces were produced by Tess Dorman. I may be biased, however.

tess-art-sock-puppet

Tess is shown here displaying her sock puppet. I found it to be a raw, unpretentious expression of the muffled, agst-ridden screams of a materialistic society collapsing upon itself. I also felt a keen sense of loss, mostly because that’s one of my socks.

So what did the artist have to say?

“Her name is Goldie Socks,” Tess said.

Brilliant. Heartbreaking.

tess-sack-bird-art

Next, we have this piece, offering bright colors composed on a common brown paper grocery sack. Obviously, this symbol of free expression is trapped by the conventions of a world that turns to the supermarket, instead of to nature, for its sustenance. Sad, so sad.

“It’s a bird,” Tess said.

tess-self-portrait-art

This self-portrait of Tess as a princess is clearly an in-your-face flourish against the suffocating gender identities and unrealistic expectations imposed by society. A crown yes, but at what cost?

“That’s supposed to be me,” Tess said.

Tess also made a very colorful T-shirt and a clay sculpture of a turtle.

They were really good. Again, I may be biased.

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