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Guest Artist: Rickie Wolfe

Please join me in welcoming Rickie Wolfe to the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio, October 5-27. 

Open to the public on:
1st Thursday, October 5, 5-8pm
2nd Saturday, October 14, noon-5pm
& by appointment: 206-390-4882
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

The wall mounted sculptures reference calligraphy, hives, and chrysalis forms. After renovating an older home I was inspired and intrigued by the dry wasp hives we found in the attic. The wasps abandon the hive each year and re build the next year or season. I had never seen such a structure. Years later I found another paper wasp hive in the trunk of my car. It was tiny and I realized where I wanted to go with my sculpture.

I weld the forged circles and curvilinear pieces of metal from my palette of forms; I look for compositional interest, line width, and a certain emotional response from the raw metal. I know the metal skeleton is fully realized when I can recognize a balance between buoyancy and weight. I am drawn to the tension between the raw metal and the delicate paper; fragile yet strong, just like the paper hives.
~ Rickie Wolfe

Earlier Event: September 7
Guest Artist: Flynn Bickley