Archive for Darla Graff Thompson

Darla Graff Thompson #2

Title:  40 Days & 40 Nights

Size:  13″h x 6″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  The title is from the Bible where it appears several times, always representing a period of trial or probation and emphasizing trouble or hardship, but always with a redemption or deliverance at the end; the interplay of light and shadow is external, but also occurs internally, with our own struggles and challenges that we must face and overcome.

Price:  $350

Statement:  I began sculpting in the early 1980’s and continued creating with clay as I pursued an education in chemistry, providing my life with much-needed stress relief and balance. My sculptures are condensed thoughts or emotions that span a wide range of topics. In them, I see the faces of old friends— hints of my scientific nature, a lot of humor, and solid evidence of life’s joy and the variety of its experiences.

More about my work:  www.fullerlodgeartcenter.com

Darla Graff Thompson

Darla Graff Thompson #1

Title:  Spotlight

Size:  15″h x 7″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  The point of light illumination is so strong that there appears to be physical impact and response— I’ve had a lot of thoughts on this piece, some playful and just for the fun of making it, but for me it also represents the idea of epiphany, a sudden personal enlightenment and illumination of something about ourselves that was previously hidden and in the shadows.

Price:  $400

Statement:  I began sculpting in the early 1980’s and continued creating with clay as I pursued an education in chemistry, providing my life with much-needed stress relief and balance. My sculptures are condensed thoughts or emotions that span a wide range of topics. In them, I see the faces of old friends— hints of my scientific nature, a lot of humor, and solid evidence of life’s joy and the variety of its experiences.

 

 

Darla Graff Thompson