"Spiral of Light", (10 x 16 x 14 inches), 2015

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"Spiral of Light", (10 x 16 x 14 inches), 2015

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A small nautilus shell seen at a nature preserve became the foundation for this sculpture and several others.  Drawn to the primal shape of the spiral, it has drawn me in repeatedly, beckoning to go within my own self for exploration, as well as to stay connected with others in this shared experience of living.

This sculpture was very challenging to make in creating depth by intricate folding of the macro photograph that has many layers of encaustic medium applied.  Because the depth of the shell's form is shallow, it was difficult for my fingers to make the folds, but resulted in some beautiful relief work, providing the illusion of much more dimensional shape.  It is held by found wood from our land, and mounted to stone taken from our ridge (whose base is deep into the snow!).  

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