From Sager’s website:
“With The Factory Tree I continue to explore where nature and industry meet. The tenacity of a tree growing and twisting itself around a steel beam or an abandoned factory being slowly camouflaged by saplings were images that kept returning to me as I created this piece. The inexorable push of life, especially under duress, inspires me to think in geologic time. Where others may see destruction and loss at the thought of one life-force overtaking another, I see a grace and a beauty in this struggle.
The Factory Tree has been engulfed by metal, but that has not destroyed it. On the contrary, it has transformed itself into something very different.”
Ceramic stained glass, smalti, glass gems.
Warner Hunter gave a one-hour interview to the local National Public Radio station and Opening Nighters enjoyed her eye-opening Gallery Talk. 12 artists from the US and The Netherlands are featured. Terri Pulley, Visual Arts Director at the Gateway, tells us the exhibit is already judged a huge success with several of the pieces already sold.
Enjoy — Nancie
“Bits and Pieces” at the Gateway Regional Arts Center
January 4 – 31
Tuesday-Friday 10:30 – 5:00; Saturday 11:30 – 4:30
101 East Main Street
Mount Sterling, KY 40353
All photographs courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted.