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Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Sculpture “Seattle Tribute” at Casselberry Art House (FL) October 9 – 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Florida Sculptors Guild

“The Best of FSG” at Casselberry Art House

The Florida Sculptors Guild exhibit runs from Oct 9 th- Oct. 26th

Here is Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Artist Statement: “Seattle Tribute” features a rough carved texture of colorful waves, swimming gals and fish. On a lowly sewer cover, “The Circle of Life” evokes a Prayer for Protection.

"Seattle Tribute" sculpture relief 32" diameter by Bobbi Mastrangelo

“Seattle Tribute” sculpture relief 32″ diameter by Bobbi Mastrangelo

The original gray iron sewer cover was designed by Puget Sound-based artist Betsy Best-Spadaro in 2001.  It depicts women, fish, orcas and a whale swimming in a circle around the central legend of “Sewer.” (Despite the idyllic depiction on this hatchcover, Seattle Public Utilities urges waymarkers not to attempt swimming in the city sewers. You will almost certainly be disappointed.)

Seattle Tribute by Bobbi Mastrangelo (side view 6" depth)

Seattle Tribute by Bobbi Mastrangelo (side view 6″ depth)

Helen Anne Gately, Bobbi’s Seattle friend sent rubbings and photos of the original gray iron cover located on N 34th Street and Phinney Avenue to aid in her creation. Mastrangelo hand carved every detail in polystyrene builders’ foam. Bobbi’s environmental focus on water protection and conservation influenced her color palate of blues, greens, gold and silver.

Florida Sculptor Guild Exhibiting Members:

Dan Beard, Denisse Berlingeri, Cheryl Bogdanowitch, David Cumbie,

Marla E,  Catherine Farrar, Arlene Friberg-Vivaldi, Iwaona Lys-Dobradin,

Bobbi Mastrangelo, Vicki Nanos, Bill Oatway, Suzanne Oberholtzer,

Jene Omens, Katty Smith, Susan Sturm-Menand, Woody Whitchurch,

Amy Wieck and Byron Walker.

A FREE opening reception will be held from 

6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, October 21st. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

                If you get to see the exhibit, please comment on my blog. Thanks.

Casselberry Art House
127 Quail Pond Circle
Casselberry FL 32707

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00

Phone: (407) 262-7700

Facebook (87) Casselberry Art House

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s triptych featured in Baterbys “Cultura De Color” Sept. 1 – 29, 2017

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

CULTURA-DE-COLOR

This is the triptych I entered for Baterbys exhibition.  Below  is a description of its meaning and how this art work relates to the Hispanic Culture.

Da Gracias Por Agua

“Da Gracias Por Agua” 22″ high by 47″ wide by 6″ deep

My Triptych “Da Gracias Por Agua.” (Give Thanks for Water) reveres the essential element: Water.

The first relief quotes several lines from Jorge Argueta’s poem “El Agua:” “El Agua Es Sagrada” (Water is Sacred) “Es La Sangre De La Madre Tierra.” (It is the Blood of Mother Earth.)

“Los Cuatro Elementos,” the center sculpture features the four element covers floated above concave wells: Earth (Tierra), Air (Aire), Water (Agua) and Fire (Fuego.)

Atl, the Aztec symbol for water, is centered in the starburst design of the third piece. “El Agua Es Una Bendición” (Water is a Blessing) and “Da Gracias Por Agua” (Give Thanks for Water) are inscribed in Spanish around the water fount. Masaru Emoto, author of “The True Power of Water,” influenced my message of Water as a Blessing.

View larger art images, side views and details of “Da Gracias Por Agua” Here:

Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » Mastrangelo’s triptych: “Da Gracias Por Agua” Celebrates Water and Cinco De Mayo 2016

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6848 Stapoint Ct. 

Winter Park FL, 32792
Phone: 888.682.9995
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