a sculptural and spiritual pilgrimage
Showing MARCH 4-28, 2016
at the Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm, Whidbey Island
Join Alexandra as she shares her stories of Ireland and how her experiences have shaped her current series of sculpture. Inspired works in stone, bronze and mixed media by Alexandra, as well as large format photographs by Cormac Coyne of the Aran Islands will be on display to transport you to the magic of Ireland.
Opening Reception: March 4, 5-7 pm. Music by Irish Fiddler, Randal Bays & Friends
Meet The Artist Event: Sunday, March 20, 2-4 pm. Storytelling in Stone... a presentation exploring how Ireland has captured the Artist's imagination, her work-based pilgrimages to Ireland, the stories behind the sculptures, and the journey ahead.
The Spirit of Ireland
"Ireland~ especially the West Country~ speaks to me in profound ways. Since young adulthood I have experienced a palatable longing for the beautiful and fierce land and the people it holds; a people who contain the same fierceness and endurance of the landscape balanced by an inherently gentle countenance."
The People of Ireland
"My journey has been deepened through extensive work with stone wall builders, farmers and fisherman that have shared with me their true Ireland; the Ireland I had been searching for, my ancient internal home. No doubt, this longing was seeded by my maternal inheritance."
Alexandra created this piece, working with locals in Inis Oirr, County Galway, Ireland, through a volunteer, community supported project. "An Chloch" means, The Stone, and is a place of remembrance and reverence for all those the sea has taken.
The Place of Ireland
"I turn to mediums that speak of the landscape; stone, metal, lime plasters, fiber. Less tangible are water, wind, and sky, which are part of my visual vocabulary as inherent elements of the west of Ireland. The voice of the Celtic landscape is heard through music, poetry, prayer, work, blessings, and iconic design."
The Shape of Ireland
Rob Shouten Gallery is pleased to host local artist Alexandra Morosco
for her first formal showing on Whidbey Island
Evoking Ireland: March 4- 28