At the gala opening of her show at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, artist Thora Moeller stops a moment to allow her public a quick photo of her with her latest — and possibly most complex — creation.
The paper collage may provide commentary on the effects of corporate greed: A green hand is outstretched on the eggshell canvas reaching toward blood-red hearts just outside the reach of its fingertips — clearly demonstrating the love and affection of one’s peers that remains ever elusive to those who seek money and fortune for their own ends.
It was, as the up-and-coming artist says, a lot of work.
“We always like to do art that people already had done and we like to copy it,” Moeller, 7, explains.
Her father, after taking her photo with her art, adds to the artist’s explanation: “Don’t say you copied it. You were inspired by it.” Thora digests that for a moment and nods, absently toying with the gold medal loosely hanging below her neck.