“Butterfly” by Mary Angers

“Butterfly” is located at the Georgetown Public Library outside the 8th Street entrance.

Artist: Mary Angers
Dimensions: 6’H x 30″W x 30″D
Materials: Aluminum and Vinyl Wraps
Price: $10,000

“Butterfly” is about how colorful printed caterpillars become butterflies; the piece is about birth.

Mary Angers is a multi-disciplinary artist; born in Manhattan on July 22, 1958. She has resided in long branch, New Jersey for the past 20 years. Working in two and three-dimensional media, as well as video, television, light and computer generated work, Angers has shown extensively in Manhattan, New Jersey, France, California, Florida, and other states around the United States, as well as doing Public artwork around the United States, Canada, and abroad.

Working in a variety of media and themes, Angers has also created public sculpture in laminated glass, aluminum and iron; paintings and frescoes; animated and computer generated video and film work; projections and light work; etched granite; sculpted and painted winterstone; and cast aluminum and laser cut metalworks.

Her themes are self-created, but also inherent to the sites she works on. The themes include historical timescapes; biological, natural, cellular, and earth/body related; ecologically related to the rhythms and cycles of life and events in life; experimenting with coordinate and orthogonal space; themes always related to a highly contemporary and technological view of all of the aforementioned. In the end Angers tries to focus on an energy and an inceptional moment, with an eye towards beauty sometimes gone unnoticed in her areas of interest. Relating the pieces, whether it is a sulpture or a glass curtain wall, to the site where it will exist is of equal importance to her body of work.

Her work has been written up and televised in states like Florida and Tennessee, as well as New Jersey and New York, by many in the media, including the noted art critic, Roberta Smith.

This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through November 2021. To view this piece on the online Sculpture Tour map, please click here.

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