Sculpture, ceramics, jewelry
Michelle Lougee’s sculptures address the impact of our consumerist society on nature. Her whimsical and playful forms illustrate a framework of tension between material and concept, while contemplating profound problems in our culture and environment. Lougee uses her signature material – crocheted post-consumer plastic bags, for a new look at ourselves, our habits, and our precious planet. Her work reflects our increasingly precarious relationship with the planet by contrasting material with imagery that range from microscopic forms to representations of nature.
Lougee is a fiber artist and sculptor with an MFA from Boston University. She is currently Artist-in Residence working on a large scale collaborative public art project with the town of Arlington, MA. Her artwork has been shown in many New England museum exhibits including the Peabody Essex Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, the Christian Science Plaza, Chesterwood and internationally at Kunstverein Teirgarten in Berlin, Convento de Santo Domingo Qorikancha in Cusco, Peru. She teaches at Lesley University College of Art and Design.