Winging It

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A Limited-Edition Bronze Sculpture by Laurel Peterson Gregory


6.75″h × 22″w × 5.75″d
Edition of 49

Living where I do I get to see a great deal of wildlife (including wild turkeys!). I had wanted to sculpt a bird piece for some time and started to design with no specific bird in mind. As I worked through my options I decided I wanted to add the element of water into the story. Ducks seemed the perfect solution. One thing that I think is super cool with this piece is the frosted glass I put between the bronze and the granite that creates a nice water effect.

I started to think about the Ugly Duckling story and what a powerful message it contains. Be yourself, listen to your truth and you will blossom! Ah-ha, clarity was found and I knew exactly what I wanted to sculpt. Ducks being ducks, each is doing its own thing along with a gorgeous swan who has indeed blossomed. I spent a lot of time figuring out the focus of each animal — where it’s looking or how it’s acting — to give the piece its overall direction and feeling. It just ended up being a ton of fun.

There are a lot of ways this piece can be interpreted, which is what I like about art. I create a basic theme, but then each sculpture may tell a totally different story depending on the viewer. I know this from traveling the country and engaging with folks at art shows. It’s the perfect conversation piece placed in a location where folks hang out and talk. One buyer sent an image of her Winging It centered on the dining room table. Perfect!

Her inspiring skill and magic in developing her pieces is matched by her generosity in allowing a flexible purchase option so the art is within reach!

TC Bloomington, IL November 25, 2015

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