Virtual artist talk with susan perrine and WAYNE ROBBINS
April 20- 6:30 pm - 7:30 PM
Patten Free library, bath
Our virtual talks will be hosted by gallery member Barbara Burns. She will introduce each artist and there will be a short Q&A at the end. The talks will be recorded and available through our website.
During April, our window has several of Susan's pieces. Read more about her here.
Susan has recently installed four lamps at Markings Gallery and you may see them glowing in the front window 24/7. The largest, 7 feet tall, is woven of birch, oak and maple. It features a canvas interior shade. The other twig lamps, 3 to 4 feet tall, are made from oak or maple with live edge bases with paper lamp shades carefully hand stitched with linen cord.
Susan’s twig work has been installed in public and private gardens and at art institutes in many Northeast states. Sites include Artpark, Lewiston, NY, Convergence Sculpture Festival, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Nantucket Island School of Design, Nantucket, MA, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, ME.Two twig hut structures were purchased by Anthropoligie.
Susan constructs introspective textiles ranging from handheld, wearable to inhabitable. Works may include a range of methods and materials, from paper, horsehair and twigs. A hand weaving apprentice in Niagara Falls, NY, she learned to use water and electric powered, Jacquard and Dobby looms in Rhode Island.
A Book Arts class at USM inspired Susan to create, stitched greeting cards and small artist books. A select bit of cut paper and stitched pieces may also be found at Markings.
Susan constructs introspective textiles ranging from handheld, wearable to inhabitable. Works may include a range of materials, from paper, horsehair and twigs. After a hand weaving apprenticeship she learned to use water and electric powered, Jacquard and Dobby looms.
Portland Press Herald interview about Twig Hut Construction Project at Lyseth School.
See Wayne's sculptures of other marine life and birds here.
I have been sculpting sea creatures for more than forty- five years. My personal knowledge of marine life and birds allows me to gracefully recreate them from wood sustainably harvested here in Maine. Having been a Biology and anatomy teacher since graduation from college I have incorporated anatomical accuracy and realistic poses that are enhanced by the color and texture of the woods that are finished in a natural, clear coating that has been perfected over the years. Sizes range from two inches to four feet in both wall mounts and freestanding compositions. Each piece is signed, identified for species, type of wood, numbered and dated by the artist.
My whales can be found on walls and display cases from coast to coast, several foreign countries, one Oceanarium and a museum. Galleries that represent my sculptures are: Markings Gallery in Bath, my personal gallery and studio in Bath, Archipelago in Rockland, and Ironbound Gallery in Camden Maine. For more information concerning Robbins’ carvings, call 207-607-3565, or visit his website: waynerobbins.com or go to Wayne Robbins Woodcarvings on Facebook.