These crystal encrusted seascapes are my latest works. They will be on display in the heart of the Berkshires Valentine’s Day through Memorial Day at Laurie Donovan Designs at 81 Church St., Lenox, MA 01201.
Please see the work that was influenced by a trip to a lily farm this summer. It is the beginning of a large sculpture and several more. I have found the up-close view of the inner details of the lilies I filmed and photographed to be mesmerizing.
These are photographs of hand dyed burlap that is dipped in Polycrylic and molded over newspaper and plastic. There is a smaller model that is about 1’x 2′ The larger pieces are 5′, 6′, & 7′ x 3.5 or 4′. They are a part of a much larger installation.
My cat thinks this sculpture was designed for him! Lol!
The dusk light at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA made a stunning impression.
This crystallized sphere was created by using a store-bought ball with pin wholes in it, burlap stitched around the surface of the ball, and Borax. There will be many more of varying sizes to follow. Here it is displayed on a cake plate pedestal to give a floating effect. It weighs about 15lbs from being crystallized. The process took well over 35 hrs.
A trip to Dilly Lillies in Huntington, MA was very inspiring and bountiful. I fell in love with some of the splendid species with varied names such as “Space Wars,” “Jedi Free Spirit,” “Elaine Williams,” “Spiritual Oracle,”and “Francis Dean.” Here are a few of my favorite blooms! I will use these for close-up photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos.
These works were created through impressions of my time at the Ashiwilticook Bike Path in Berkshire County, MA. It is a glorious peaceful place that often makes me wonder how big government can threaten its beauty through pipelines or with the denial of climate change.
While we enjoy the Ashiwilticook’s beauty, something is slightly eschew due to these threats. I have great concern for the preservation of the Berkshires natural landmarks, such as the Ashiwilticook Trail, Kennedy Park, Pleasant Valley, and Canoe Meadows and I hope we always have these gracious bountiful havens.
These sculptures are hand sewn, hand dyed burlap, and crystallized. In real life they shimmer with dazzling crystals.
They are the beginning of an environmental series I intend to create.
They are Titled “By Cheshire Lake I & II.
Going deep! I call this piece Blue Velvet Barnacles. Creating a sphere with a balloon, burlap, plaster, sea shells, and star fishes, I boiled 20 gallons of filtered water, used a deep blue dye, and crystallized it for 24 hrs. It didn’t come out with chunky crystals like I wanted but the texture looks like soft blue Velvet! I loved the way it turned out!! This one was definitely worth the hours it took to conceive and produce.