Elan Vital, a seven foot by eight foot porcelain sculpture which I was commissioned to create for the London House Hotel, Chicago, is now on public display.
The work comprises more than 300 individual, hand-formed, porcelain floral sculptures, each between one and three inches in diameter. To celebrate the new life being given to this architectural landmark, I titled it Elan Vital, which means Life Force. Philosopher Henri Bergson hypothesized this to be the principle force propelling regeneration and evolution in nature.
The London House Hotel, built in 1923 and designed by renowned architect Alfred S. Alschuler, is one of the "Big Four" skyscrapers surrounding the Michigan Avenue Bridge at the Chicago River.
National Association of Women Artists online show June 1- August 1, 2017. Work juried into the show: Empress of the Garden.
Recent & Past Exhibits:
The W Hotel, Boston
National Association of Women Artists online juried exhibit, "A Sight for Sore Eyes" for sculpture titled, Bouquet D' Or October 10, 2016-January 1, 2017
The Copley Society of Art Nov. 12-December 26, 2016
Copley Society of Art, Beyond the Shore, 2016
National Association of Women Artists exhibit at Endicott College, " Breaking Ground", June 17, 2016-September 17, 2016
ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach (November 2015)
The Liberty Hotel, Boston
Thomas Moser Showroom, Boston
Masterpiece Gallery, Design Center, Boston
Brenda Taylor Gallery, Manhattan
Paradise City, Marlborough, MA.
NOA Gallery, West Concord, MA
Wenniger Gallery, Rockport, MA
Boston Globe January 2014
Ceramic Review, (online) October 2015
Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, November 2014 Arts Issue*
Garden Design Magazine (online) 2014
Trend Hunter 2014
Cape Ann Magazine 2013
House Beautiful Magazine 2012
Chosen by CTC&T Editor Ann Loynd as one of 25 American artisans whose works "Celebrate the highest craftsmanship the industry has to offer."