We are excited to be a part of this year's Portland Winter Light Festival with featured artist Anne F. Crumpacker with her work Enso - A Sense of Awareness. We are featuring a selection of her illuminated sculptures at our SW Yamhill showroom thru May 12th, 2019. Come by to experience them first hand Monday thru Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 11 -5. We also have a few special events planned throughtout the duration of her show.
Join us for First Thursday during the PDXWLF at our downtown location at 922 SW Yamhill, February 7th, from 5:00 - 8:00 to enjoy light refreshments and appetizers.
* We will also be hosting a Meet the Artists event in early May. Details to come.
About the work:
Ensō - A Sense of Awareness
By Anne F. Crumpacker
Studio Assistant, Jimin Lee
Anne leans to the light and elevates interiors with crosscut bamboo luminaries. Each piece Anne creates is a microcosm and metaphor for life, the interconnection of all things. She strives to expose the inner beauty of bamboo and share her innermost thoughts with audiences. Patterns and rhythms emerge, revealing the interconnection of forces within nature, from microscopic life to wave movement. Interconnectedness is the source, the revelation, and the energy she seeks to express in all of her work.
Japanese aesthetics deeply influence this artist. She reflects on minimal design, the simplicity and clarity of expression, the close connection to nature through the bamboo, and the serenity and tranquility she experiences when working with her hands. It is her meditation and she is in the flow. This has become the core of her practice she simply cannot do without.