Scarecrow in Oz

Ozspirations: New Art Inspired by The Wizard of Oz

Rick Berry’s, Scarecrow, was in the juried exhibition honoring the 100th anniversary of L. Frank Baum’s classic book series at New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Boston.  This thought provoking exhibit asks how we interpret characters and story in light of modern day realities and includes the work of 30 artists selected from world wide submissions. Berry’s work “uses the scarecrow as icon on several levels to explore social and psychological issues surrounding eating disorders in this land of plenty where body image is dictated by the media.” Sadly, those who try to meet that fantasy may live a dangerous reality.