Adiskidan Ambaye ’03 is exhibiting a selection of sculptures and drawings at Addis Fine Art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ambaye's abstract sculptures are nearly always preceded by gestural two-dimensional sketches that delineate the foundations for her three-dimensional compositions.
The wooden sculptures appear molded from a single block of wood but are actually composed of as many as sixty handcrafted smaller slices of plywood. The ringed markings orbiting the surface of each segment represent an individual piece fused to form the whole. By sanding the rough and brittle surface Ambaye can rid it of blemishes, or “erase” them as she could do in her sketches, like an eraser with pencil marks.
March 3–April 25
Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)