JUNE 2017 Art Exhibit
Main Theatre Gallery
TEBBY GEORGE “From Many Shores”
The human form has been for me an unending source of beauty and inspiration. My work is about the diversity as well as the similarity that I see in the people who surround me in the Bay Area – an area populated by people from many shores. Diversity, even at its most subtle level, stirs my imagination.
Although the physical manifestation of the subject is compelling – whether broad nose or high cheekbones, sharp angles or soft forms – it is the spirit of the individual that moves me to sculpt. It is not the uniqueness of the features or the drama of the gesture that gives a piece its greatest strength; it is, rather, the humanity of the subject.
Though I have worked in plaster, wax and cast metals, for me clay best holds and expresses the human spirit. It is a mirror of sentient life. It is soft and pliable; it is strong and resistant. It absorbs color and welcomes texture. It is sensitive to the most subtle touch; and if its nature is ignored or disrespected it responds with a stubbornness, unyielding to the sculptor’s demands.
My working process involves two complimentary approaches. One is working weekly with a model in a small group, honing skills and techniques, On the other days, I work alone in my studio, exploring materials and ideas. Currently I am experimenting with using several different clays in the same piece – everything from porcelains to heavily grogged clays. The results range from messy to magic.
My work is a continuing challenge to capture and express the spirit of each individual subject; it teaches me respect, patience and gratitude and it brings me great joy.
DEEPA JAYANTH “Something will grow here”
June Artist Reception and First Tuesday Art Walk: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm