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|As One, Forevermore, Balance|
NEW WORKS — ARTIST NOSTALGIA SERIES: REDUCTIONS
"As One", "Forevermore", "Balance" and "Variation of One"
have always been very special to me. I am creating a
smaller version of each to share with you.
Although smaller, these new pieces will capture the
same emotion and movement of
the popular larger versions.
|As One (Reduction)||Forevermore (Reduction)|
|Balance (Reduction)||Variation of One (Reduction)|
|Shray is also responding to many requests for a larger version
of her popular “Balancestruck.” Collectors may look for
the new version to be released this spring.
Known mainly for her graceful entwined free-standing sculptures,
Shray is embarking on a new body of work: bas-relief.
|Bas-relief "Balance" read more
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I am so exited about these new pieces. I can't wait to share them with you.
"Complete" was created just recently in San Francisco. It is inspired by dancers. I gave something special of myself to create this piece. "Harmony" - I loved working on this sculpture. From the moment I pulled the clay away I could see them gazing into each other's eyes. The way their hands held each other's heads was so sweet, so gentle. "Venus Reclining" - I saw the top of her arm emerging from the clay. As I pulled more off, before I knew it, the delicate female form appeared.
"COMPLETE", "HARMONY" & "VENUS RECLINING"
|AN UNFINISHED WORK
Click on images below to view Shray working on her current piece
using the "reductionist technique".
Shray will complete this new work in the spring of 2007.
Inspiration for my Olympic Piece
While I was creating my new "Artist Nostalgia" series, I was invited by the Olympic Committee in Beijing, China to participate in the 2008 Olympics Sculpture Competition.
At the time, I was reducing "As One" to a smaller size. The parents in "As One" are holding a newborn baby in the air in celebration of new life and all the potential it holds.
I was inspired by "As One" to create "Raising Tomorrow's Olympic Champions," wherein younger parents are holding a 4-year-old. I envisioned this monumental piece becoming an interactive sculpture, surrounded by Olympic rings that children would play on. My hope in this vision is that it encourages children to honor their parents, reminds parents to uplift their children and reinforces the power of Olympic dreams. Those dreams can be about achieving excellence in sports, or becoming a great teacher, writer, poet, artist or parent. The dream is as individual as is the dreamer.
This piece was selected by the jurors as a finalist in the 2008 Olympics Sculpture Competition.