Meghan Bogden Shimek (°1979, Flint, MI, United States) makes textural woven wall hangings, installations, and sculptures. Her works feature unexpected connections which make it possible to reflect on emotional pain and self healing. By questioning the concept of movement, she creates work through labor-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a ritual for personal exorcism . She explores movement through performance with fibers, allowing them to fall into indeterminate patterns that reveals the beauty of vulnerability, and as a metaphor for loss.
The pieces for this show were inspired by exploring the freedom of the raw roving and allowing it to fall in its place, with the ends felted into spikes to juxtapose the softness and lightness of the roving. Using color, Bogden Shimek expresses her personal narrative of moments of comfort, discomfort, simplicity, depression, and uncertainty.
Meghan Bogden Shimek currently lives and works in San Anselmo, CA.