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Graan-Wilson, Stacy
Sculptor, Wildlife Artist, Graphic Artist
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I indulge in a variety of mediums including drawing, comic art, digital art, graphics, photography, painting and sculpture. My present focus is line art. Being somewhere between abstract and representational, minimalist yet not unemotional; encouraging the viewer to interact with the art in an imaginative way as their mind fills in what is not there or what could be there. Continuous line is a drawing technique wherein the pencil does not leave the paper during the drawing. One meandering line depicts the entire subject. I decided to explore the possibilities of using the continuous line technique in a three-dimensional arena, which is how I began creating my wire sculptures. Perhaps this idea was influenced by my interest in the metal armatures Ray Harryhausen and others constructed for stop motion animation in monster movies of the golden age. Most of my sculptures to date have been shaped from a single length of uncut wire wound about into its destined form. Being ent (more)

Transitory Waterscapes Exhibition
Presented By Snite Museum of Art
Notre Dame, IN, St. Joseph County
Sun, 08/09/2015 to Sun, 12/06/2015
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The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, will feature landscape paintings and an evaporation pool by American artist Danae Mattes, from August 9, to December 6, 2015. These beautiful landscapes are the artist’s personal “maps” of time spent within nature, formal equivalents to the experience of moving through the landscape. She combines “materials and methods that are, in themselves, directly extracted from the earth and which interact in ways that are inherent to their physical properties.” Paintings are created from clay, fiber, and pigments, where shapes, patterns, and forms are revealed over time as pigments drain across sloped canvases and as pools of clay and pigment evaporate. Mattes will also install an evaporation pool within the gallery. Liquid clay will be poured into a clay basin on the gallery floor. As the water evaporates from the clay over days and weeks, the various clays used will create distinct cracking and tonal patterns.
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