Alluminata Mars 2021Karin Stanley
Inspired by my years of creating stone “Celtic Stelae,” I have created a metal interpretation. Wrapped in red wrath, looking from inside out, the work casts shadows and transforms the wrath into compassion. I feel that sculpture should be enjoyed inside and outside, day and night. I consider all sorts of light, from moonlight to noon light.
My work connects ancient Megalithic and Acheo Celtic elements—water, earth, fire, air—with the Genii locorum. I carve, assemble, and create in different materials, mostly with Celtic-inspired hieroglyphics to stitch and recalibrate the inner veil of time and place, evoking a modern interpretation from an ancient era. Monoliths, spheres, and organic shapes are the core of my work in different materials. As a garden designer, artist, and poet, I think, create, and write deeply about these things. My work embraces the patterns and constant conversation between nature and art in space and place. Inspired by my years of creating stone “Celtic Stelae,” I have gone inside the stone, and looking from the inside out, projecting with light, shadow and luminosity. I feel sculpture should be enjoyed day and night, inside and out. I consider all sorts of light from moon light to noon light. My new Series Alluminata and Luminosa can be seen on my website. After almost thirty years, I am still exploring the sphere. My work is in private collections internationally and can be seen in Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley College, the Carrol School, and the Irish Cultural Centre.