FROM MARY IDA ROLAPE, NEG ARTIST
“I love the forest and wanted to capture the sense of wonder I experience whenever I enter this sacred space. Owls are an integral part of the forest. I placed an owl in a tree in the upper left corner of my glass piece, placed it in the kiln and waited for the results with great anticipation. Disaster. The glass split and then partially resealed itself. I re-fired it at a higher temperature which repaired the split but left a scar. And sadly, my owl also melted too much and became nondescript to the point of almost disappearing. I brought it into the gallery looking for insight from our many guests. One patron told me the story of Navajo Weavers. They purposely weave an error into each blanket or work of art. They believe that this “fault” allows the spirit of the piece to escape and complete its journey. I then understood that my owl had escaped. This inspired me to create the image of my escaping owl in glass to complete this piece.”
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North End Gallery is now in it’s Winter Gallery Hours. Starting on January 1, North End Gallery will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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