September 15 – 26, 2015
As a North Carolina native, my artwork is inspired by the natural and infinite sculpting of the earth and specifically the geologies of this state, from eastern to western coast. As eons of water gradually sculpt rocks, I create smoothed recessions that nod at these geological wonders and the passage of time. Rotating the form within my hand is similar to the act of holding a stone, soothing a tension and connecting to the earth.
The surface finish of the sculpture is primarily ground mica I sourced in Spruce Pine. While living in Asheville and finishing my undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, I made several trips to the mica laden stream beds of Mitchell County. Picking each shining flake from the cold, clear water is an experience of sensory overload, reminding me of youth and the barefoot days in the red mica-laden clay of Bartons creek behind my Raleigh home.
In addition to the opening reception on September 18, please join us for a artist’s talk on Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m.
September 15, 2015