Carolyn Enz Hack, Change Your Mind, 2017

Carolyn Enz Hack

Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Entering the Brattleboro Museum’s Mary Sommer Room project space and encountering Carolyn Enz Hack’s Change Your Mind was an experience that clearly called for opening one’s perception. The enormous spiral form, suspended on filament, filled the room like a magical life unfurling before one’s eyes, somewhat akin to a fiddlehead fern in spring. The form was so continuous that it seemed as if it would go on traveling through space. On closer inspection, the complex interweaving of circles and squares cut out of wire mesh became apparent, though there was a plentiful sense of mystery, which led the viewer on a journey of exploration to try to figure out just how, exactly, Enz Hack accomplished this marvelous over-all effect. Enz Hack says that her work with translucent media relates to an earlier fascination with attempting to paint the ever-mutable flow of water–an apt description of Change Your Mind as it vibrated in space. …see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.