Sculptures by Carolyn Ottmers seen at The Langham Chicago, Chicago - Splice sculptures
Sculptures by Carolyn Ottmers seen at The Langham Chicago, Chicago - Splice sculptures

Splice sculptures

The Langham Chicago has one of local artist Carolyn Ottmers'
Splice sculptures. She has been working on the series for more than six years, continuing to add forms as new ideas crop up.

Cast in stainless steel, each form is comprised of "spliced together" real or imaginary plant forms that hang upside down on a hook. When working on this piece, she says she was thinking about cultivation, harvest, and use as it relates to living things and how this has changed over time as our ideas about life has changed with cultural and technological developments.