Friday, November 20, 2015
Sculptures of salvaged wood from Hurricane Sandy
As part of our annual small show, we have six wonderful pieces made by artists Laura Petrovich Cheney who used salvaged wood from Hurricane Sandy to create these 12" x 12" wood hanging sculptures. They are very affordably priced, along with 70 pieces of art by other artists, and would make a wonderful gifts for the holiday season. Stop by while supplies last.
From the artist: "After Hurricane Sandy divested the Northeast coastline of NJ and the surrounding area, I began collecting the remains left behind in it’s wake—floorboards, window frames, cabinets, furniture, exterior siding—anything that I could find that evoked life before the storm. My art continues to be inspired by traditional American patchwork quilt designs—designs that are familiar and comforting. I create new relationships between color, proportion, texture, and surfaces and never interfere with the original colors. the faded colors and tattered surfaces of the wood are a nostalgic glimpse into the past. The visual history of the salvaged wood— the chipped layers of paint, the nail holes, the grain—tells a story. Using a grid system, mathematical proportions and symmetry, I transform this salvaged wood into something new, fresh, and familiar. The work is rooted in repetition and pattern to mimic life, growth, regeneration, and tells a new story: what once was is born anew. "