Illuminated Stone: Relief Stone Carvings by Sidney Bolam

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A relief stone-carver based in Brown County, Indiana, Sidney Bolam began her career as a painter and an illustrator. Though Indiana Limestone now stands in for paper, her imagination-inspiring works remain close to her roots in illustration. Using an array of tools and artistic techniques, Sidney meticulously and lovingly textures each piece. The resulting sculptures – simultaneously fantastical and earthy – are reminiscent of medieval illuminated manuscripts both visually and even etymologically: illumination comes from the Latin “illuminare” -‘to light up’. And just as any good illustrator will do, Sidney’s pieces will light up a part of your imagination you may have forgotten you had.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2nd, 5-8 PM

On Display: February 2nd – March 24th