Friday, November 1, 2013

Art In The Orchard #16: Dryad - Easthampton, MA

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Art In The Orchard - 2013
Park Hill Orchard
Easthampton, MA
Topic:  Epic Being
GPS of Park Hill Orchard: N42° 17.127; W72° 41.685

Short Description: 

Dryad by Lauren Mills of Easthampton, MA is a bronze figure of tree nymph sitting on an oak tree stump. 

Artist Description: 

"The figure for 'Dryad' was sculpted from life. I used the interwoven tree roots of the tree as a way to virually echo the dryad's cross legs making her one with the tree. Forming a pyramid, she leans atop the moss covered oak stump whose life has been cut short. As I sculpted the tree beneath her I couldn't help but notice the structural likeness that fingers, toes, and limbs share with the limbs, root buds and twigs of trees; and how the round shapes of knees elbows, breasts, and hair-bun are akin to the burls and knots of the tree."

Valued at: $8,900

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