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Aylin Green is a mixed media artist, community organizer, educator, and curator. She has exhibited her and other artists’ work at galleries and art centers throughout the region and has taught adults and children in a variety of educational settings. Aylin has exhibited at Trenton venues such as Artworks, the Old Barracks Museum, Art All Day, Gallery 219, and Trenton Social. As a member of AbOminOg Intl. artist collective she has participated in several public iron pours, including at Art All Night and Grounds For Sculpture. Public art projects have included participation in Windows of Soul by SAGE Coalition. Aylin holds a MA Ed from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a BFA in Sculpture from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the West Windsor Arts Council and is a resident of Lambertville, NJ.
In these sculptures I play with the multiple expressions of gender identity. The basic form is a pillow - an intimate object made solely for the purpose of the body’s comfort. You sense the absence of the person through the depression in the center but the object itself becomes a metaphor for the body. Layers of meaning are added through the use of crochet, lace, and the material of metal.
The figures in these paintings are strong women who are in full possession of feminine power. Their appeal and their desire are met with equal force as they navigate a layered realm where paths are broken and instructions are scattered about.