UneXpected/JuXtapositions Showcase at the Jay Etkins Gallery

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UneXpected/JuXtapositions Showcase at the Jay Etkins Gallery

An all media exhibit at the Jay Etkins Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico was held from July 13, 2013 to August 3, 2013. In collaboration with Sweet Water Harvest Kitchen, artists from many different states and abroad offered their interpretations of objects or thoughts unexpected or in juxtaposition. I am honored to announce I was invited to contribute carved eggshells to this public offering.

Even before the Call for Artists went out concerning this Exhibit, I had given the title “Juxtaposition” to this idea. The piercings in this design are meant to represent a contemplation path which is often part of pathways in Chinese and Japanese gardens. The large holes are the pathway which I have brought back upon itself to represent the path of life and how all life is cyclic. The smaller holes are to create the image of the smaller stones which surround the path stones. The sculpted eggshells are set on river rocks. In this case drawing a similarity with the stones that make up the supporting image of the small pierced holes. In addition, I really like the duality of this most fragile sculpture resting on the permanency of stone. Thank you to all who made this exhibit such a success!



3 Responses

  1. Steven Narbonne says:

    Superb. Fabulous. Very well done.

  2. Brian Baity says:

    Thank you Steven, for your support and kind words

  3. Steven Narbonne says:

    You are most welcome. In the words of an ancestor of mine, who happened to be a knight, “Sing a mighty song.” It seems you are in fragile material.

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