F E M M E

A shrine devoted to embracing the balance within ourselves between the feminine and masculine energies. This installation portrays women's strength and relationships within the family, the support that revolves around connection and community. The below found objects act as a frame for the artist pieces: Feminist (deer skull) and Freedom Totem.

  Femme :: Annie Wells for  Mindzai Gallery during WEST Austin Studio Tour May 2016  in Austin, TX    

Femme :: Annie Wells for Mindzai Gallery during WEST Austin Studio Tour May 2016 in Austin, TX

 

F O U N D   O B J E C T S

  • Broken Glass from my Mother’s Mirror                                                       [7 years bad luck, inherited vanity]
  • Mountain Laurel Seeds                                                             [Healing, Native Maracas for Music Festivals]
  • New Mexican Turquoise                                                                          [Healing,  Mother Earth, Adornment]
  • West Texas Cactus from my Father’s Land                                              [Strength through Adversity, Nature]
  • Concrete Sidewalk from Naval Base in Chicago   [Fragility of the Military Complex, Pride in One’s Country]
  • Deer Skull                                                                                                   [Providing for Others, Generosity]
  • Aloe Vera from Great Grandmother’s Garden                                          [Family, Caring, Tradition, Healing]
  • Succulents from Best Friend’s Garden                                  [Growth, Individuality, Connection, Friendship]
  • Wasp Nest from Rae Ranch Porch                                          [Cooperation, Working Together, Community]

 

Annie Wells is an artist and curator from Austin, TX. An active collector of found objects and creator of site specific installations, she explores and then visually expresses the balance of destruction and creation of the goddess.