The Woman Made from Willow Branches
Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio in a studio by Lake Erie. She is a recipient of many prestigious grants and awards including a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009. In 2007, Ziemska was selected as a Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. She has participated in several residencies nationally and abroad and her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Ziemska’s other half of heart & home is found in her family’s beloved city of Warsaw, Poland.
In her piece entitled Stillness in motion, Olga used locally reclaimed willow branches and wire to create this stunning figure of a woman, using the bottom of the branches to fill the shape of the woman. The sculpture is quite large, measuring 69″ x 155″ (1.75 x 3.94 meters). It can be seen in-person at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland.
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