Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Peg Speciale

Sacrificed
Peg Speciale


In honor of those who sacrificed the quality of their life for those of us who love on and have our freedoms. The figure on top of the piece is intended to resemble a cross.


Pauline Ares


Broken
Pauline Ares

Broken:
Warriors
Home
Communities
Country






Waiting
Pauline Ares



Looking out of my back window, I see a pile of bricks. They were purchased a couple of years ago for the purpose of forming a garden border on the side of the garage. Rose bushes would follow a painted trellis while brightly colored petunias would peek over the edge to greet the lawn then something happened. The foundation of the garage became unsettled, and it started to lean. Much structural work needs to be done before the bricks can fit in their place.  Such are lives affected by war. They want to fulfill their purpose, but their foundation is shaken, and they wait to fit in.  Some become weary of the wait, and never see the beautiful garden

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mixed Media Artist Sally Monkus

Dreamcatcher
More Than a Number


Mixed Media Artist and ClaySpace Student Sally Monkus has two pieces in the "8030: remembering 22 veterans lost every day" exhibition in the ClaySpace Gallery until May 30. All proceeds from "8030" will be donated to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a 501(c03 nonprofit organization, founded by Vietnam War veteran Bob Adams and Gulf War veteran Dirk Enger. It is located in Wheaton. Sally's pieces are still available for purchase.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" by Susan Borghesi


Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Susan Borghesi


"The awareness of the daily military losses through suicide is alarming and emotionally upsetting but presents a powerful call to action. I am grateful to be considered a participant in this worthy endeavor to make the public aware of this devastating daily static.

Ten year ago, I walked on the Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, and was struck by the tremendous losses that occurred on that beach and others along the Normandy coast on D-Day 1944. The sounds and waves were quiet and peaceful but strewn everywhere were deep blue mussel shells washed upon the shore. This setting struck an emotional cord within me of the events that took place that day 70 years ago. And the mussel shells reminded me of the countless losses incurred that day. I came home with a pronounced understanding of war and its effects.

My sculpture piece for the 8030 Project is representative of a “wave” of loss. Twenty-two clay shell impressions are imbedded in the clay wave to represent yesterdays losses and twenty-two cast clay shells are attached to the lower section of the wave to represent today’s losses and twenty-two collected shells including mussel shells from Normandy, France, positioned on the sand are representative of the twenty-two losses predicted for tomorrow."

In the ClaySpace Gallery as part of the exhibition "8030: remembering 22 veterans lost every day." In our gallery for the month of May.