-- ELIZABETH MEARS


On View at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the exhibition:
Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue Project
through April 5
Chicago Cultural Center, Yates Gallery
78 E. Washington St.
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Shift
Each bundle measures approximately 17”h X 5”w X 4”d
The installation as conceived is 3 ft h X 5 ft w 8”d
$22000.

There are nine bundles of twigs in an arrangement, which flows from lower left to upper right, from a bundle with dark opaque colors to one which contains light transparent colors. Each bundle is suspended from the wall by a steel wall mount, and each is unique and is individually named.

(CONCEPT: SHIFT was created during the spring of 2006, as I recovered from cancer surgery and regained my energy. My cancer was very early stage and required no follow up treatment; however, confronting my own mortality had a profound effect upon me. The concept of the piece expresses a shift in my perception of who I am and how I want to live my life. Each bundle represents a separate step in that process of transformation.)

 


In A Breath
Glass, created at the bench torch, sandblasted, Luster, paints, waxed linen
11 x 16 x 8”
$3500.


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Glass, created at the bench torch, sandblasted,
copper, waxed linen, steel
11 x 23 x 8”
$4500.

 





Bundle of Shadow and Light
Glass, created at the bench torch, sandblasted, copper, waxed linen, steel
18 x 8 x 5”
$2800.



Bundle of Fading Summer Sun

Glass, created at the bench torch, sandblasted,
copper, waxed linen, steel
16 x 5 x 3”
$2700.

 


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Accordion Book:“The Old Note”
10 x 16 x 6”
Borosilicate glass, flameworked, sandblasted, photo images
$3200

The poem and photo images by L. LINDSEY MEARS contained on the pages of this book create a haunting mood in which the reader is left to conjure up answers to the questions left by the message conveyed through the words of the poem.

The book as glass sculpture is a linear portrayal of the content of the poem in an undulating and unfolding offering shared with the viewer. The glass twigs, which form the connections of the book, remind the viewer once again of our rootedness in and dependence upon the earth.


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Standing Book: “Away So Long”
11”h x 11”x x 7”d
Borosilicate glass, flameworked, sandblasted, photo images, lusters, waxed linen
$3520.

The haunting poem and photo images by L. LINDSEY MEARS contained on the pages of this book create the mood of a moment in time. A once-inhabitant returns to a previous existence, which is now altered from the reality the reader understands it once contained. The reader is left with unanswered mental queries and a sense of longing.

The book as glass sculpture portrays the dreamlike visages of the person of the poem looking out through the covers as an apparition conveying the message from the melancholy interior. The translucent pages of the book create a feeling that this is a spiritual encounter.

 

 


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Ancient Legends

7" X 22" X 12"
Glass, flameworked, sandblast etched, steel, sand

$4900



 


Sacred Geography
Borosilicate glass, flameworked, etched glass, kilnformed and kilncast, sandblasted, paints, copper -
each panel measures 20 x 14”
Poetry and Photography by: L. Lindsey Mears
SOLD / $10000.



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