We went to the Mohawk-Hudson Regional art show at the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls tonight. A friend had one of her sculptures in the show and invited us to the opening. Serena Kovalosky carves and sculpts gourds. They are often etched with organic designs and painted with gold alloy. They refer to the ancient use of decorated gourds as functional vessels and the precious gold leaf used on religious painting. They are nature made sacred.
This was another of my favorite pieces from the show. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the artist’s name or the title of the piece. They are small sea urchin-like pieces made from the stamens of artificial flower. I saw her work at the Albany Airport Gallery last year and fell in love with it.