Installation view

Carmen Almon

Morning Glories with Anthocharis Butterfly, 2019

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

41 x 17 x 22 inches

Carmen Almon
Crepe Myrtle with Large Dark Butterfly, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
12 x 8 x 10 inches

Installation view

Carmen Almon

Red Poppy with Flying Green Grasshopper, 2019

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

19 x 10 x 12 inches

Carmen Almon
Quaking Grass with Heible with Phalene Butterfly, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
30 x 20 x 22 inches

Carmen Almon
Fern with Large White Butterfly, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
28 x 23 x 14 inches

Installation view

Carmen Almon

Iris with Brown Snail, 2019

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

27 x 17 x 16 inches

Carmen Almon
Wild Campanula with Small Navy Butterfly, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
13 x 11 x 10 inches

Carmen Almon
Sénecon with Red Spotted Admiral, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
28 x 13 x 18 inches

Carmen Almon
Hanging Dandelion with Lestdae, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
20 x 9 x 12 inches

Carmen Almon

Plumbago with Spotted Grasshopper, 2018

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

31 x 17 x 18 inches

Carmen Almon
Hanging Cabbage Rose with Sphinx Moth, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
13 x 5 x 12 inches

Carmen Almon
Hanging Rosa Mundi with Caterpillar, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
11 x 11 x 6 inches

Installation view

Carmen Almon
Red Peony and Anthrocharis Butterfly, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
24 x 17 x 22 inches

Carmen Almon
White Camellia with Green Kaytid, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
16 x 12 x 14 inches

Carmen Almon
Lantena with Palpares, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
19 x 15 x 14 inches

Installation view

Carmen Almon

Silene with Sarrette and Fritillary Butterfly, 2019

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

33 x 20 x 16 inches

Carmen Almon

Two Tone Camellia with Owl Moth, 2019

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

16 x 14 x 11 inches

Carmen Almon
Cantaloupe with Large Flying Insect, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
22 x 15 x 18 inches

Carmen Almon
Hanging Pear Blossom Branch with Linnaeus Moth, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
31 x 11 x 15 inches

Carmen Almon

Lilac Hollyhock with Dragonfly, 2019

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

32 x 13 x 15 inches

Carmen Almon

Datura with Scrub Hairstreak, 2018

Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint

23 x 26 x 24 inches

Carmen Almon
Tulbaghia with Black and White Snail, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
21 x 19 x 19 inches

Carmen Almon
Chou-rave with Dark Gray Butterfly, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
23 x 14 x 14 inches

Carmen Almon
Candula with Green Grasshopper, 2019
Copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire, and enamel paint
17 x 8 x 9 inches

Carmen Almon

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

May 4 – June 29, 2019

Opening Reception: May 4, 6-9pm

*In conjunction with Jammin’ on Julia

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by artist Carmen Almon. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at Octavia Art Gallery.

 

Carmen Almon uses copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire and enamel paint to create exquisite botanical sculptures. She captures the fragility of a moment in time by interpreting particular plants based on her memories of them. “These botanical compositions seem to defy their sheet-metal origins to come alive. Branches bend, vines loop, leaves twist, and a few surprising bugs, from butterflies to beetles, drop in to colonize her plants.” [1] Through her work, one is reminded of the beautifully illustrated botanical books of the 17th and 18th century – Linneaeus, Ehret, Redouté – which Carmen often refers to for inspiration. Each piece takes up to twelve weeks to complete, therefore, few are realized each year making them rare treasures.

 

In reference to our human connection to flowers, Carmen states, “Romance, marriage, funerals. Subconsciously, they represent so many things, innocent beauty, courage in the face of obstacles and continuity in the cycle of life and death. When I work on a plant, I am often thinking of this.”

 

Almon grew up in Barcelona and Washington DC and resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her works are exhibited at the Chinese Porcelain Gallery, NY; and Octavia Art Gallery, TX and LA, as well as featured at art fairs worldwide. She was recently written up by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and Martha Stewart Living magazine and her works are found in prestigious private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe.

 

[1] New York Times, Carmen Almon, The Nautralist. Aug 21, 2013