Grants

Cheryl Levin
June Julian
Kevin B. Huang
Sarah Sadie Slate
Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of bringing the power and beauty of nature inside. Working in partnership with the laws of nature she allows paint run and puddle. Her manipulations of materials imitate natural occurrences such as the sky, ice, decay, water, and patterns created by wind and rain. Celestian’s work are based on observations from the ocean to the smallest fungus growths found on dead trees. The emphasis on fluidity and natural markings brings a fresh and earthy quality to the work. She enjoys exploring natural techniques to sculpt her fiber creations, including nuno felting, shibori dyeing, and rust dyeing. Silk has been her preferred material because of its diaphanous qualities. Small sculptures are stitched to linen circles like specimens and can be installed as collections. Larger components are suspended to create variable aerial compositions. These pieces can command a space while concurrently feeling weightless and free-floating.
Linda Celestian

Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of…

Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of bringing the power and beauty of nature inside. Working in partnership with the…

Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of bringing the power and beauty of nature inside. Working in partnership with the laws of nature she…

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