Please join us for the opening reception for the new piece - Parliament of the Souls - by Sande French-Stockwell. These works of ceramics will be installed outdoors on the grounds of the museum. At 4pm there will be a dance performance choreographed specially for the museum.
There is a new verve, excitement and dynamism to my purpose as an artist! The road has been long and fruitful, there have been times of gestation and times of action. Presently working with plaster, I feel on the cusp of a breakthrough, a new era to my work.
It is amazing how life is more challenging, exciting, and vital than ever before.
Magic from the ancients to the present is embodied in my sculptures and drawings. In this exhibition , I invite you to be part of this manifestation, to react, to think, and pose more searching questions about your life and your relationship to our deep and ancient past. There is a search through these ancient connections to find our new possible beings and Be-comings.
There is a need to bring forward collective dreams, of our shared magic and show the joy of our existence on earth. Working with the immediacy of plaster it is possible to catch those traces of other worldliness and play, something that brings value to magic and dreaming.
Working with plaster allows a quick and instant breath of life into these beings I sculpt. I use my hands to shape and form the traces of a hypnotic yesteryear, a raw present and magical future.
--Sande French-Stockwell, 2018