In the Mezzanine Gallery
July 15 – September 14
“Art With Nature in Mind” Ceramic and Mixed Media Sculptural Works by Denise Incao
4th Friday Art Walk reception with Denise July 28th and August 25th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
“I choose to work without drawings or plans in most cases, allowing a natural expressionistic process to unfold. Much of what comes through is influenced by years of adventures in nature, travel, my education in anthropology and psychology, and love of all that is close to the Earth and that reflects her mystery and bounty. My art is my soul’s work and is a celebration of life.” ~ Denise Incao
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Denise’s love of nature and intimate relationship to the natural world are reflected in her choice of materials, textures, colors, and titles for her sculptural works. From the use of clay, Earth’s most primal element, as her main medium to the inclusion of found natural objects, upcycled old rusty things, and discarded broken jewelry and treasures, you can feel her consideration, wonder, and respect for the natural world that is constantly inspiring her work.
Layers of intricate texture seem to trace eons of geologic time; myriads of tiny shapes form fluid patterns glazed and painted in a shimmering earthen palette; playful prints and a delightful effusion of ornaments are brought together to convey harmony, movement, tenderness, joy, and abundance. The result is a celebration of the organic innocence of the natural world, and the noble grace with which Nature ultimately brings all things, including human beings and our creations, back into balance.