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An Evening of Awe

I was very fortunate to attend the art opening of Deborah Butterfield. This was one of those times that i was just completely floored by wonder. These sculptures are phenomenal. See them in photographs does not do them justice. They have such life and presence. They are larger than life size and so life like i expected them to begin walking at any moment. The way they are created is equally inspiring. They look to be made of driftwood. The effect is so perfect you cannot even tell that they are not wood from 2 inches away. The artist first collects real driftwood and creates the sculpture. She then numbers all the pieces of wood, dissembles the pieces and casts them in bronze. The pieces are them re-assembled, welded together and painted to look like wood again.