Painted Relief 5

Camino a Manabao, relief: muslin, newspaper, wire, brush, painted wood24 x 19 x 8.5″ 2000

Exhibited in “Stuck” The Influence of Collage on 21st Century Artists, Molloy College Art Gallery, Rockville Center, NY, 2006.

“Austad creates a sculpture that evokes the shapes of natural terrain, but which is created of materials derived from the mass destruction of nature (such as, newspaper along with cloth and papier-mache).  In returning newsprint, primarily associated with the communication of information, to an austere beauty that reflects it material origins, she reflects on the methods of our communication with the world around us.” (Curator, Suzanne Dell’Orto)