The holiday season took quite a bit of my studio attention to keep up my inventory of ornaments, jewelry items, and ornament cards along side art doll sculptures in the gallery. Now that the new year has begun, the the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts returns to it’s normal cycle of monthly feature shows, and it is time for me to return my own body of work.
Currently, HGA is hosting our second annual state wide juried art show, “Resolutions 2016”. A wonderful selection of work in a variety of media awaits the gallery visitor. It is well worth the time to check it out. The show is up in the feature gallery through January 24th.
Our next show is one of two yearly group themed shows featuring all of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts artists, The show opening January 29th is titled, “Flow”, and it is a collaborative fusion of visual art and poetry, featuring the words of several local poets. All of the work for Flow is inspired by the natural environment, and will honor the Eno River Association’s work on conservation. I’ll fill you in on more of the show and reception details in a week or so.
My piece for our Flow show is, “Delicate Landing”.
Delicate Landing is a mixed media art doll sculpture executed in primarily natural biodegradable materials. She is paperclay over carved wood with her hair, skirt, and wings crafted in various forms of paper. Delicate Landing is touching down among the trees on a “moss” carpet of needle felted wool. In keeping with the theme and form of the “Flow” show, Delicate Landing’s wings gain their lift from some of the words of Thoreau, Emerson and Leopold.
Delicate Landing will be on display along with the work of the other HGA artists and our guest poets starting January 25th.