December Exhibit, All Creatures Here Below

I haven't had the chance to blog much about the December exhibit, All Creatures Here Below.  I really enjoyed making this body of work, collaborating with my husband, my dad and scientist friend, Ron.  Each piece was inspired by natural forms and then categorized as if it were a real specimen.  I can't say for certain what kind of work I'll be making in the coming months, but I can say without hesitation that I've never had so much fun imagining, creating and collaborating in artmaking as I did with these pieces.  So I certainly hope there's more to come in this series! 

 

 

And to give you a glimpse into the natural source materials I was inspired by, I've included some images here, along with the resulting sculptures (made from waxed cloth) and descriptions (written by Ron Skylstad). 

 

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Source images: 1, 2, 3

 

 

Source images: 1, 2, 3

 

 

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