MIMI HERBERT


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MY COUNTRY #5

SILKSCREEN HEAT FORMED ACRYLIC

19.25” x 17.25” x 9.5”

Retail Value: $4,950

Minimum Bid: $2,000

Signed

 

My father was an “illegal alien.”  I have lived and worked in several developing countries and with my family have experienced war and uncertainty. This may explain my fascination with the American flag as an image for sculpture.  I have been creating flag sculptures along with drawings, prints, and other sculptural images, since the seventies.  Hopefully, my sculptures still can remind us of our roots, our freedom, which we take for granted at our peril, and our creativity.

Whatever the image or medium, forming plastic, drawing with a stick of charcoal or with ink and a twig, the artist must be an agent of transformation.  How this transformation occurs is a mystery but it is fundamental to art-making.

Mimi Herbert’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian Americn Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, the American University, Washington D.C., and in private collections in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and El Salvador.

Her work is currently being shown in a one-person exhibition, MY COUNTRY: MIMI HERBERT at the DZINE Gallery in San Francisco thorugh November 4, 2018. In 2002 the Smithsonian National Museum of American History acquired her “Tribute” sculptures created in the wake of the tragedy of 9/11. She was honored to be the single artist in the Museum’s Memorial Exhibition. She was commissioned to create an 175 foot Bicentennial Pennant sculpture which  spanned the facade of the the 17th street facade of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Mimi Herbert has lived, worked and studied in the USA and in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Brazil, El Salvador, Haiti and New Zealand. She lives with her husband in Reston, Virginia.  They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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