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PRIMAL SYMPATHY

      
Lisa Slocum, "Primal Sympathy," 2006, Butternut & Oak, with Mahogany and Gold Leaf accents. 55"x19"x11".  Owned by private collector; Not for sale.

 

Art is one of our life-long passions.  Browse the images below and feel free to contact us about purchasing a piece for yourself. Each piece is made by our "Head Snapper in Charge," Lisa Slocum.

 

shades of light

Lisa Slocum, "Shades of Light," 2018, Charred bamboo and leather. $475.

Exhibited recently at "In the Spirit," a group art show at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, March 2018, Harlem NYC.

Nails and Tacks secure the leather shapes to the solid bamboo piece in hues darkening out from the three gold leather pieces at the center, affixed with brass screws.  The bamboo is charred in an open flame in a pattern suggestive of the cosmos.  "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it."

 

what remains behind

     

Lisa Slocum, "What Remains Behind,"  2001, black walnut, butternut, with oak base. 60"x27"x10".  $6,200.

A torso is roughly hand carved from a beautiful piece of black walnut, with arms of butternut secured by visible hand-hewn pins and additional hidden hardware.  The torso is "kneeling" on a bench on which is burned the inscription:  "What remains behind...."

The quote is taken from Wordsworth's "Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood."  After chronicling the dimming of natural beauty of the world seen through eyes of loss, he writes:

What though the radiance which was once so bright 
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
     Though nothing can bring back the hour 
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
          We will grieve not, rather find
          Strength in what remains behind;
          In the primal sympathy
          Which having been must ever be;
          In the soothing thoughts that spring
          Out of human suffering;
          In the faith that looks through death, 
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

This is a deeply personal piece for this artist, reflecting the pure joy that remains both on the earth and within the sculptor from the life of a loved on who has long-ago passed on, but left his loving mark.  This is a common challenge of our human condition: how to honor our losses and remember the joy, simultaneously.

 

reluctant icon

  

Lisa Slocum, "Reluctant Icon," 2005, Padauk wood, dried wildflowers, black walnut base. 16"x6"x2"  Owned by private collector; Not for sale.