Knoxville-based artists Jason S. Brown and Elizabeth Scofield have designed and fabricated an outdoor sculpture installation in the KMA’s North Garden that combines botanical forms created with synthetic nylon fabric. BLOOM includes 16-foot tall giant blades of nylon grass, large-scale synthetic flowers, and odd plant-like shapes inspired by nature. The installation combines the order and geometry of a flower garden with the organic and shifting nature of a field exposed to the changing elements.
Jason S. Brown is Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Tennessee’s School of Art. He and partner Elizabeth Scofield have been exploring public art projects and environmental issues as exhibiting artists for two decades.