- ARTIST'S EYE
For Wolfgang Laib, pollen is an extraordinary substance that signifies renewal, boundless energy, the temporal, the eternal, and the cycle of the seasons. This Spring more than ever, the process of solitary, humble harvesting has become a resonant metaphor for the way that nature — and art — can prompt us to search for meaning and our place in the world, a thought expressed in a statement released by the artist.
Images: Wolfgang Laib. Untitled, 2002 Oil pastel and pencil on paper Sheet. 63 x 90 cm (24,8 x 35,43 in) Frame 75,5 x 102,5 x 1,5 cm (29,72 x 40,35 x ,59 in).
Wolfgang Laib, Collecting Pollen, handwritten statement, May 2020.
- Wolfgang Laib