Two new exhibits in the Maloof Discovery Garden

From Saturday, June 5, 2021 through May 2022

 

Matters of Gravity

Sculptures by Tanya Kovaleski and Martha Moran

Matters of Gravity presents the work of two very different sculptors grappling with gravity in very distinct ways.

Tanya Kovaleski’s dynamically engineered wooden  structures arch skyward in gravity-defying angles and curves,

all painted in bold colors.

Martha Moran’s rock stacks deal with mass and balance, rooted to the earth. Her Buddha Beach Maloof installation is an array of small rock stacks, inspired by Buddha Beach in Sedona, Arizona, a vortex spot filled with thousands of stacks.

Both artists are based in Ojai, California.

Kovaleski studied at UC Berkeley and Yale, Moran at College of Creative Studies at UCSB and UCLA.

“Making a sculpture stand is often an act of defiance, a striving to be free of the ground,” explains Kovaleski. “It’s a balancing act.”

 

Martha Moran

Please return for a video coming soon.

 

Co-creating with Nature

Sculptures by Sumi Foley

Sumi has been weaving big bird’s nests since 2019. She uses grapevines from the Maloof Garden,

Amy’s Farm and a neighbor’s garden.

“This process, making the nests from raw material from nature, teaches me to wait, be patient and take action when the time is right.  Each nest is a place to grow, take off, come back and rest when you need to.  We need these places, not only physically but also spiritually.”

The nests may be seen and enjoyed under the large oaks in the orchard garden area.

Born in Osaka, Japan, Sumi has been making fabric art for more than 30 years. She is creatively using small pieces of colored silk as pigment on canvas. The theme of her art is our true relationship as human beings with nature.

 

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