IN FLUX In Depth with Cherie Buck-Hutchison and Curtis Hutchison
Cherie Buck-Hutchison and Curtis Hutchison are a husband-and-wife team who collaborate to create public art, bringing together Cherie’s background in fine art as well as their collective tile expertise. This duo created #bluewing, a mosaic tiled representation of a blue wing. #bluewing suggests representations of other blue wings in art history, mythology, and the the physical world, from Albrecht Durer’s Wing of a Blue Roller and Frank Cadogen Cowper’s The Blue Bird to the western blue jay.
“I was inspired not only by artists’ use of the color blue but also by the saturated blue of high-elevation skies in the Southwest and the metaphorical, mythical wings from art history,” Buck-Hutchison said.
These inspirations led her to create a sculpture that connects the urban landscape to the vibrant Sonoran sky. #bluewing is also ready-made for Instagram photo-ops. The sculpture is low enough that an art-lover can pose with the piece, making it appear as if the wing is sprouting from their back.
We invited the team to share their studio with us. Check out their creative space in this video:
For more information on the project, click here.