Illuminated Stone: Relief Stone Carvings by Sidney Bolam
- February 2, 2018 - March 24, 2018
- Recurring daily
- By Hand Gallery
- 101 W. Kirkwood Avenue, Suite 109, Bloomington, IN 47404
- 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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.