For thousands of years, our surroundings have inspired creative practice. The influence of place can be particularly profound in craft-based work as makers often use indigenous materials. Ceramists work with locally dug clay. Basket weavers harvest native sweet grass. Wood turners obtain material from their own backyard. Celebrated Danish artist Grethe Wittrock masterfully follows this venerable tradition with regionally sourced fibers, offering new perspectives on place, heritage, and materiality. In her first U.S. solo exhibition, Nordic Currents, Wittrock articulates both the pristine beauty of her native Denmark and the northern climate that has long challenged resident species, both man and beast. Her most recent sculptural installation consists of bird-like constructions made from ships’ sails sourced by Wittrock from Danish yachtsmen. Her use of reclaimed material

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