Serena Kovalosky came over yesterday with some of her work that will be in the first show in the Pig Barn Gallery. In keeping with the theme of the exhibit, From the Everyday to Art, Serena makes art from gourds.
Gourds were made into some of the first vessels used my Native American to hold food and water. They were eventually decorated and became functional works of art.
Serena works with this history in mind and intuitively carves and burns designs into the gourds. Evoking religious iconic paintings, she often gilds the insides transforming the gourd into a complex and personal piece of art.