NEWS - July 2021 - #1
As a fresh piece of happy news to share this summer - Mayflies and Trout Rise has been selected to be included in the July Issue of American Art Collector's - special sculpture section, by Mr. John O'Hern, entitled "Collector's Focus - Sculpture - Unique Forms." ---
I am so very grateful for the chance to once again speak quietly into the art world of the gift that living, dynamic nature is to me! What a happy surprise and What an honor it is to be counted as one of the featured artists in this article! ---
*** My sincerest thanks to Mr. O'Hern, for his selection of my work and for his beautifully written commentary that accompanies it. It is simply wonderful to find one's work valued and appreciated with such thoughtfulness. ---
MAYFLIES AND TROUT RISE, OKUTAMA RIVER
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR'S
And so, one day at a time - one step at a time - with patience and courage I will travel onward sharing forward my vision of this remarkable world. May time be a kind companion ... and may the road be rich with inspiration.
My very best wishes to all and my thanks to each and every one of you for your graciousness, encouragement and support!
** For those of you who are interested - Please find below, the original sculpture dialogue that I wrote for Mayflies and Trout Rise.
Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River was juried into the National Sculpture Society 83rd Annual Awards Exhibition where it won the Pietro and Alfreida Montana Memorial prize for excellence in sculptural craft. - JDW
Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River's sculpture's dialogue reads:
"I sat in my yukata sipping green tea, looking out over the Okutama River. It was morning and a gentle wind played at the cherry boughs overhanging the water. The sakura season was coming to a close and the petals were falling past me onto the flowing surface. I noticed a mayfly alight on the balcony railing – one, then another and another. The trout began to rise among the blossoms."
© 2017 Jeremiah D. Welsh