Serpents and Heroines Occupy Rivers Edge Gallery in the Dotte

Growing up in Southwest Detroit we learned at a very young age that everything can be reused. Every object has more than one life, more than one story to tell. My sculpture begins when I discover an object with a story to tell.

“Affairs with Serpents and Heroines” exhibited at Rivers Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, provided me an opportunity to use these narrative skills to explore biblical, historical, mythological and folkloric tales.  Beginning with the literal interpretations I then moved to more conceptual themes connected to the broader issues of identity, faith, loss and hope.

As always, my work is a dialogue between myself and the viewer. It is my hope that we will work together to create a shared story.

Below is a preview of some of the work featured in this exhibit opening Saturday, Nov 12 and ending January 31, 2012.  I am fortunate to being exhibiting with two internationally known artists; encaustic painter Birgit Huttemann-Holz and photographer Patricia Izzo.

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About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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2 Responses to Serpents and Heroines Occupy Rivers Edge Gallery in the Dotte

  1. Can’t wait to see this show when I get back! 🙂

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