Monday, January 12, 2015
Saturday evening I attended a gallery reception at the Lisa Sette Gallery featuring the work of Mayme Kratz, a well known artist in the Phoenix area. Mayme's art is created with products of nature like seed pods, feathers, bones and other found objects. She fashions these things into works of art using acrylic resin. (Click on the link to visit her site and see more of her work and click on the gallery link to see more about the show and the gallery.) The piece above was my favorite in the show. It's called "Falling Leaf" and it's composed of literally thousands of fairy duster seed pods. The pods are little curly pieces no more than an inch long.
Another favorite was this piece called "Think, Grow, Tensions". This one is composed of hundreds of poppy pods on a panel and then sealed in a block of resin. When you stand close to it you can see the depth of those pods trapped in that formation. Fantastic work!
(P.S. these are iPhone photos so they aren't as sharp as they could be.)