Artists Reception for Marsha Fawns and Sandra Kinchen "Images to Savor on Canvas and in Clay" August 11, 5 - 7 pm Show running throughout month of August (8/4 - 8/31) Taos Artist Collective
Early on, I toddled to the empty field next door gathering weeds, stones and sticks, then spent hours creating mud-pie sculptures in my sandbox. Saturdays, I took courses at the Art Museum in Rochester, New York. Art awards were gained for store windows painted, posters created. While earning my BA in Education at Ohio Wesleyan University, I continued taking art courses. Art projects were a strong part of my curriculum during my 30-year teaching career, working with learning disabled and gifted children.
I continued taking numerous courses in painting and sculpture at colleges in Dallas, Texas, including Southern Methodist University. I studied portrait sculpture with Tuck Langland.
I participated in juried shows, winning awards.
Since moving to New Mexico thirteen years ago, I have continued taking course work in stone carving, portrait sculpture and a variety of courses involving clay work . My purchased and commissioned sculptures are owned by collectors in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and as far away as Australia.
My work explores the many ways we are interconnected: to ancestors, archetypes, and mythology; to the environment and fellow life-forms and to each other.
For me, sculpture is beyond words, beyond place and time. I survive and savor life experiences through my work. The creations are expressions of my deepening understanding. I reach out through my work as a means of honoring spiritual interconnections.
While I still draw and paint on paper and canvas, I paint mostly on the surfaces of sculptures, using a variety of media. I work mainly in clay, stone and lost-wax bronze.
I do not mass produce. Each piece is unique, whether created in clay, stone or bronze. However, someone may truly desire a piece that has already sold. I will not replicate exactly, but through agreed upon sketches, create a similar piece.