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Wall Y'all Detail
After traveling overland through Greece, Israel, Egypt, and Turkey, I returned home and found myself looking for local signs of antiquity. Wall Y’all, is my fictitious Kentucky antiquity and is based on the limestone slave walls of the Bluegrass region. It is made up of 1,000 pieces of sculpted pine and cypress. It measures 144” x 12” x 36” and weighs over 400 pounds.
Wall Y’all took five solid months to complete, day in and day out. When I ultimately finished, I found that I couldn’t stop making the faux stone pieces. As a result, numerous smaller sculptures developed. I saw these as maquettes for life size outdoor works. These pieces feel animated and I percieve them as families. In fact, Monolith Clan Study #5 represents the three living generations of my immediate family.
Wall Y’all was purchased by Bellarmine University and appears to levitate in the library. It is actually resting on twelve angled wooden dowels.
Several of the smaller works have been exhibited in group shows.
2004 Sculpture Inside Outside II, Spalding University, Louisville, U.S.A.
2002 91st Water Tower Annual, Juried, Award, Louisville Visual Art Association, KY, U.S.A.
(Juror: Colin McGookin, internationally exhibited artist, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
2000 The Art of Those Who Teach, Invitational, Kentucky Art & Craft Gallery, KY, U.S.A.
1999 In Three Dimensions, Invitational, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
1999 Enid - Generations of Women Sculptors, Louisville Visual Art Association, KY, U.S.A.
1998 Gallery Director Show, Invitational, Brownsboro Gallery, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
1998 Alumni Show, Ballard High School Gallery, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
1997 Riversticks, Invitational, Louisville Visual Art Association, KY, U.S.A.
1997 Alumni Show, PNC Bank Lexington, The Downtown Gallery,
University of Kentucky Graduate School of Art, KY, U.S.A.