Next week the sculptures will be going to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY where I am an artist in residence from July 7-11.
Thursday, June 26th I want to celebrate with you...! (5-8 pm)
Many of you have followed my journey creating the large reliquary sculptures. The most recent series “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” was featured in my TEDx talk and is currently installed at the Cancer Center in the Billings Clinic. The idea of creating healing sanctuaries within public places such as hospitals resonates as part of my calling as an artist. But what you might not know is that for years I have been experimenting with the challenge to create meaningful small-scale reliquaries - intimate sculptures that pack the same punch. Nothing I created captivated me until this year when at last the puzzle pieces fell together.
A whole new series and scale kept me sequestered in the studio for months.
I am sooooo excited about the new works….!
Influenced by Native American feather baskets I saw in the Denver Art Museum a few winters ago, the niches are “feathered.” My recent obsession with old barbwire continues to weave itself into the art along with a life-long fascination with animal skulls. The result is a new series of eighteen sculptures titled with lines from Pablo Neruda’s prose.