Call for Artists:
What’s Your Sign? RAM Virtual Community Art Show
David R. Harper
Aquarius from the Zodiac Series, 2018
Resin, rubber coating, steel, plaster, India ink, and fireball pearls
36 x 11 x 24 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Photography: Rich Maciejewski
Entry Deadline: Monday, September 19 at 4:00 pm CDT
The word zodiac is used to describe an astrological system or, perhaps more often in popular context, the twelve regions that make up the system and that are identified as “signs.” These signs, associated with different animals or symbols, are also linked to personality traits and the specific day someone was born.
RAM’s upcoming show, David R. Harper: Zodiac will feature a series of sculptural works based on the signs of the zodiac. Harper uses imagery and metaphor to encourage people to think about how an object’s meaning can change based on who is interacting with it. Further, he hopes viewers will reflect on their own selves, in his words: “to see themselves, based on their zodiac characteristics, in some way in the work.”
Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Wustum Museum invites artists to investigate the zodiac for the museums’ third Virtual Community Art Show. A few of the many ways to participate include: using the animals/beings associated with the signs for inspiration, creating a personal astrological system or system of signs, creating a symbol that reflects individual personalities, using animal imagery to reflect bigger ideas, creating personal Tarot card art, artistically charting personal signs with the sun, moon, and rising signs considered, and creating art related to the star or constellations.