21st Century JuJu:
New magic: gadgets for yo’ soul, you-decide technology, the un-digitized spirit, you betta’ recognize, ancient and brand new simultaneously.

Sculpture, performance & installation work by visual & performance artist Vanessa German.
Girl on a Skate on a Pulley; Figure to Speak for the Abundance of the Soul, 2011 Wood, plaster, wood glue, water, paint, hair, nails, buttons, shells, old skate, pulley, prayer beads, 20 x 12 x 10 inches

Girl on a Skate on a Pulley; Figure to Speak for the Abundance of the Soul, 2011
Wood, plaster, wood glue, water, paint, hair, nails, buttons, shells, old skate, pulley, prayer beads, 20 x 12 x 10 inches

pistol unwhipped

pistol unwhipped

true grit; found dovetail wood box, found vintage metal horse, found kitchen stainer, vintage matchbook covers, beads, old broken German doll heads, Jim Beam whiskey stirrers, buttons, beads, keys, hardware, doll parts, cowrie shells, wood and plaster, 23 x 13 x 12 inches, 2011

true grit; found dovetail wood box, found vintage metal horse, found kitchen stainer, vintage matchbook covers, beads, old broken German doll heads, Jim Beam whiskey stirrers, buttons, beads, keys, hardware, doll parts, cowrie shells, wood and plaster, 23 x 13 x 12 inches, 2011

From my opening in New York

From my opening in New York

Inside the studio

Inside the studio

material witness: “hand filled, ready rubbed: figure to protect from the rage of blues & the blues of rage. vanessa german 2011, mixed media

material witness: “hand filled, ready rubbed: figure to protect from the rage of blues & the blues of rage. vanessa german 2011, mixed media

lunathread:

Vanessa German, Power Figure to keep me Alive

lunathread:

Vanessa German, Power Figure to keep me Alive

Fire Extinguisher, 2011

Fire Extinguisher, 2011

TEDxCambridge presents: Vanessa German’s shooting star hands