CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AS OF 4/27/22:
April-June 2022 Patina Art
Patina Art is the name I gave to an art making process I developed during a ten-year caregiving period.
TREES: The method is first to arrange copper and steel objects outside in a shallow pool of vinegar and salt, then lay fabric over the metals to oxidize and dry in the hot sun. The fabric soaks up the patina and leaves an abstracted image of, in this case, trees. The finished product is then glued to a substrate and preserved with a UV coating.
SPEECHLESS: A friend gave me a bottle of archival ink and strips of scrap canvas. When company came to my studio, I asked them to choose a brush and write the alphabet on a canvas with the ink. Using the same patina method, the alphabet strips were colored and woven into this illegible, diverse yet connected, non-verbal communication.
WALKING STICKS: When taking down invasive trees from the backyard, I used small limbs to strip the bark and expose the beauty of wood.
Trees and plants symbolize a natural order, from learning to walk to the need for assistance.
Pamela’s artistic career has evolved from dance to Eco Art. She serves the community with volunteer work as Art Curator for Fogartyville Arts Center and Osprey Junction Trailhead Sarasota County Park. She is an adjunct professor at Eckerd College, 2019 recipient of the John Ringling Towers Grant earning Fellowship with The Hermitage in Englewood, Fl. Pamela completed a Visual Art degree from Eckerd College in St. Pete, Fl. and Master of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt.