It's a cold Sunday morning and you're still waking up with your coffee or tea. I thought you might enjoy seeing a complete art exhibit that I ventured out to see in single digit temperatures one night this past week. I have always been fascinated by wood and anyone who uses it for their trade or craft. So the small paragraph in the Hartford Courant newspaper regarding a wood sculpture exhibit caught my eye. And best of all, it was free admission at the prestigious Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. Famous alumni included Jason Wu, fashion designer of Michelle Obama's Inaugural gowns. This exhibit titled "Memory and Metamorphosis" is by artist Joe Saccio and is being held on campus at the Richmond Art Center in the Mercy Gallery until February 6, 2013.
I love discovering new artists and I hope you enjoy Mr. Saccio as well. As an added bonus, I've included additional work by him at the bottom. So let's get started and I'll stay out of your way without commenting. I'll also let Mr. Saccio explain in his own words about finding the 20 foot section of an old hollow Black Oak tree trunk and making art from it.
Below are other works by artist, Joseph Saccio, that show his wide range of sculptures. A hat tip to him for the following photographs.
I hope you enjoyed this! I am going to seek out this artist in the future as he's located in New Haven, Connecticut and shows around the state. Have a nice Sunday.