rapunzel | sarah baldwin | June 5th 5-8pm | The Portland Masonic
The Portland Masonic presents rapunzel, a large-scale drawing installation by Portland-based artist Sarah Baldwin, on Friday, June 5th, from 5-8pm. Baldwin’s work began as an investigation of the Brother’s Grimm fairy tale, ‘Rapunzel,’ and spread through the tales of its origin. For this installation, Baldwin reinterprets the classic story in the present day through a series of minimal ink drawings using hair as both the inspiration and medium of resistance.
Baldwin writes, “What if Rapunzel cut off her own hair and used it to escape instead of waiting for rescue? I came across a question similar to this while conducting research for the project. The question prompted me to reconsider the role of female characters in fairy tales like Rapunzel and compelled me to take a closer look.”
rapunzel is informed by the Grimm fairy tale, its history and the tales of its origin.
Baldwin’s installation will be on view one-night-only Friday, June 5th, from 5-8pm during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk.