Opus of Phyllis Margaret Schimilwennick Black
The elemental use of line throughout these installations is a way to facilitate the nature of the human - in and out of its own physical and psychological environments. Environments such as nature, interior spaces, portraiture(self analysis), passions, anatomy, introspection, direction and anonymity. Confrontations of the daily psyche and experiences in human nature, and the interplays between the ego and the ID are documented here in this wide range of installations - as line meanders like handwriting in a diary.
This piece is dedicated to my bubbie who was an amazing pianist and organist. Phyllis Margaret worked in New York as a musician in the 30's and 40's where she also trained as glass blower in a crystal factory. She was ahead of her times in politics and was a staunch feminist. She married Harold and moved to South Carolina to raise their 3 children (one of which is my mom who is also a great pianist).