May 23rd, 2008
We were contacted by Amy Caterina, an artist who uses Fun Fur in her amazing sculptural pieces. She is currently working on an exhibit at the Grand Central Art Center at the California State University, Fullerton. When we saw how amazing her sculptures were, we knew we had to get involved.
Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Amy received her MFA at CSUF in 2002 in photography. In early 2005, Amy started knitting and gave birth to the Pseudo-Sod, a series that quickly emerged as a major component in her evolving oeuvre of mixed media installations. She was selected to be the artist-in-residence at the Huntington Beach Art Center in conjunction with the exhibition “MANufacture”; during her residency she displays mixed media knitted “grass” (made with Fun Fur) covered deer and moose, beside four cemetery plot sized sections of “grass.” The Pseudo-Sod car cover [above] was also featured in 2005 for the first time and presented in various locations throughout Orange County.
Amy Caterina is currently the artist-in-residence at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California, and will open her first solo exhibition entitled, “This used to be real estate, now it’s only fields and trees,” on July 5, 2008.
Amy was kind enough to send us some photos of the progress she’s made so far on this exhibition [right]. She’s got quite a few of these furry woodland creatures in the works, and they’re really coming along! Talk about amazing uses of Fun Fur!
We’ll update you as Amy gets closer to the opening of her exhibition.