Endings: The first, and last of their kind Laurie Carretta-ScuppSpace for Public Art 215 West 38th Street, New York 10018
Thirty hand-built, folk-art inspired ceramic pieces make up the latest exhibit in our Garment District Space for Public Art.
Artist Laurie Carretta-Scupp created these pieces to represent the intricate interplay and personalities of birds she observes in her backyard from her studio.
She is inspired by the birds’ fluttering of wings, the cacophony of their songs, and their abrupt flights and landings. Each unique work is a three-dimensional representation of a specific character within these springtime sagas to which Scupp is the audience.
The earthiness of the clay as a medium reflects the nature and spirit of birds, acknowledgement of environmental responsibilities, and a celebration of the intrinsic beauty in which these subjects both embody and inspire.
Influenced by fairytales, folklore and nature, Scupp’s artwork presents the archetypal imagery from these fanciful and sometimes dark stories for further interpretation by the viewer. Primarily creating hand-built ceramics from earthenware clay, she lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.