Brackenwood Gallery

A gallery on Whidbey Island, WA representing the very best in fine arts and crafts from the pacific northwest.

ONE OF A KIND! and more...

There is still time to come in and see "Oh Spring!". One of the most unique pieces is Sharon Spencer's one of a kind bronzes. Sharon took twigs covered with lichens and moss, sticks, tiny pinecones and wove them into nests. Then she sent them to her foundry who turned them into one of a kind bronze pieces!

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As you can see, this clearly looks like wood, but its BRONZE! This process is called a burn out. The foundry dipped the form Sharon sent, in a slurry of plaster. After it hardened, they put it in a kiln and let it slowly burn out the wood that was in the plaster. They vacuumed out what was now a very fragile mold, and then after painstakingly poured molten bronze into the mold. This is an ancient technique and makes just one casting.  So come in and take a look at these unique nests!

While you are here, check out the poetry on Sara Saltee's lovely assemblage boxes. This one is so fun!

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  You turn the handle to read the poem by Rabindranath Tagore...

The same stream of life, that runs through my veins night and day, runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.  

 

Brackenwood Gallery   |   302 First Street   |   Langley, WA   |   98260   |   360-221-2978   |   brackenwoodgallery@whidbey.com

 


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