SURVIVE. RESIST: Mary Catherine Newcomb
"Souvenir," at the Cambridge Sculpture Garden, was an earthwork by Mary Catherine Newcomb -- a giant hare of earth and grass. As the grass (fur) grew, it was trimmed to bring out a variety of fur-like shapes. According to the artist, the title of this piece refers to the recollection of a time when the natural world was considered animate.
Mary Catherine Newcomb is a sculptor who works in a variety of sculptural media. She has been producing organic, garden-based sculpture for several years. Her work is regularly shown at Loop Gallery in Toronto and she has completed several public commissions. Recent exhibitions include Product of Eden, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Faithful and Faithless Messengers, Loop Gallery, Toronto, and Chocolate, Loop Gallery, Toronto, (2010) and Product of Eden, Loop Gallery, Toronto, (2008). Mary Catherine Newcomb received her Honours BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, and her MFA from York University in Toronto.