◄ Sculptures by Jo Owens Murray ►
► Jo Owens Murray ( artbyjo ) was raised in Florence, South Carolina and is one of nine children. She graduated from Rosemont College in May 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and is a self-taught artist. Ms. Owens Murray’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of four museums.
She started her career as a photographer, but was drawn to assemblage sculpture by way of experiments with various recycled materials, jewelry and fabrics. Her assemblage sculptures, which she call “My Girls”, are unique and exceptional examples of contemporary Surrealism.
The beaded sculptures prompt questions about beauty, femininity, identity, loss, grief and redemption. Journalist Burton Wasserman wrote that her work is “deeply rooted layers of personal memory, thought and feeling, joined with reflections on the various roles played by women in society, past and present.”
► Source : artbyjo
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◄ Bird Photography by Sillyfrog ►
► Artist statement :
“My photos are a portfolio of how I see the world. I find a bit of everything interesting and feel driven to document this visually. Since I was very young,I expressed myself through artwork and photography.The silly game I played,to myself,while riding in the family car was; “Not gonna see that again.” I’d focus on a tree limb or bird in flight and felt I’d witnessed an event that was as unique as a fingerprint!
Every day I care for children, I remember the awe that the world held when I was small. I vowed never to lose that and taking photos reminds me.”
Capture” is such an appropriate term! That moment will never “be” again. My photos are my own unique journey. Now that I’m a grandmother, the documenting of that journey seems even more precious!”
► Source : Backyard Birds
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► Richard Deacon CBE (born 15 August 1949) is a British abstract sculptor, and a winner of the Turner Prize.Richard Deacon was born in Bangor, Wales and educated at Plymouth College.
He then studied at the Somerset College of Art in Taunton, St Martin’s School of Art in London and the Royal College of Art, also in London.
He left the Royal College in 1977, and went on to study part time at the Chelsea School of Art.
Deacon’s first one man show came in 1978 in Brixton.Deacon’s work is abstract, but often alludes to anatomical functions.„www.richarddeacon.net
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