Currents

2′ w x 1′ 6″ h

Currents was one of Elana’s first sculpture commissions (before she learned to tighten up the spacing between mosaic pieces and started painting the plywood backing a shadow brown color). This client was living in Madison, WI and missed her childhood home in Oregon. She wanted a reminder of the creeks and streams and tactile shapes she remembered, and she had a particular spot in mind for it in her Midwest home.

Every day I feel my sculpture’s surfaces on my way up and down the stairs. It greets me like a dear friend, interesting, joyful, warm. It’s like the running water over pebbles in an Oregon stream, just like I asked for. It’s beautiful.

It keeps changing for me. One month or year there will be a particular part of the sculpture that seems particularly lovely and exciting. Then suddenly a whole new part of it draws my attention and I wonder how I could have missed it.

This sculpture makes me feel loved.

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