Art Concrete Guest Gallery: Amy Lennard Gmelin
Amy Lennard Gmelin
"If I had to use one word to describe my artistic style it would be "eclectic"-- many different shapes, colors and textures--I don't like to do the same thing twice. I'm not sure if that is because I love to experiment or I just have a very short attention span. What all my pieces have in common is that they are all formed from grey portland cement and they all have some type of function--vase, planter, oil lamp, etc. I started working with cement a few years ago when I grew tired of buying planters for my ever-expanding container garden. I decided to make my own, and those first primitive hypertufa planters evolved into the functional sculptures I create today."
"I use many different techniques in my work--casting from cardboard, plastic or glass molds, carving, hand forming with wire armatures, the list goes on and on. I have many more failures than successes trying all these techniques but the fun and excitement is in the experimentation and somewhat surprising outcome. I love seeing how far I can push the envelope when it comes to concrete--isn't that what art is all about?"
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