sander and plasma torch.
“The contrast is not to be missed
between studio and home,” she says.
“There is such a physicality to working in
the studio. I’m on my feet eight hours a day,
moving, li;ing, and working. At home, I
would sit and work quietly. To my surprise,
I missed the activity.”
She began to carve clay into the shape
of da;odil or tulip bulbs. “My interest lay
in my charting growth,” she says, “a quiet
reflection on birth perhaps. From bulb to
flower, embryo to child.”
Next came The Tabernacle Series.
“I’ve always liked the house form,” she
says, explaining that it became the basis
for these pieces about motherhood. “I love
the idea that the house holds something
Inspiration also came from the exte-
rior tabernacles she discovered on ancient
churches in Florence, Italy, where she stud-
ied during college.
Her first tabernacle, titled Row, Row,
Row Your Boat, is a mixed-media piece in
bronze, gilt, and fabric that is an homage
to motherhood. Four others are to follow,
each of which will be named for a lullaby.
Cambridge, MA 617-876-5121
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Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival
September 23-24, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm
Historic Woodstock, VT
Visit www.vermontwoodfestival.org for info.
Held at Billings Farm & Museum and MBR National Historical Park.
Shop the marketplace for fine Vermont made wood products. Watch live
turning & carving demonstrations while enjoying all that our stunning
Vermont farm & forest grounds have to offer. Wagon rides through the
foliage, woodcrafting, live music, wood-fired pizza, & more!