VISUAL

NOVEMBER 2018: YVONNE LOVE 

 
 
  Puddling Amber , 22 x 36 in., amber varnish, acrylic, and thread on paper.

Puddling Amber, 22 x 36 in., amber varnish, acrylic, and thread on paper.

 
 
 
Observation, personal connection, and collaboration are processes that have shaped my art.  
 
 
 
  Alluvial Plain , 18 x 24 in., modeling paste and resin.

Alluvial Plain, 18 x 24 in., modeling paste and resin.

 
 
 
I find both literal and metaphorical inspiration in a place as simple as my backyard. We might construct fences to demarcate our private spaces, but are all connected by the ground beneath.
 
 
 
  Things fall apart , 36 x 48 in., modeling paste, porcelain and resin.

Things fall apart, 36 x 48 in., modeling paste, porcelain and resin.

 
 
 
Over time these themes have deepened in my work and demanded more of me as an artist.  
 
 
 
 Porcelain, mixed sizes.

Porcelain, mixed sizes.

 
 
 
My art explores quiet memories, loss, and meditative states, as well as physical relationships between the body and nature. Growing up with my naturalist father meant being able at an early age to identify not only each species of bird by sight and sound, but also to make connections among migration patterns, hosts, and behaviors. These experiences shape not only how I approach my art, but also the way in which I experience the work while I produce it.  
 
 
 
  The Naming of Islands , 36 x 48 in., modeling paste and resin.

The Naming of Islands, 36 x 48 in., modeling paste and resin.

 
 

Yvonne Love

Yvonne Love received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania and her BDAE from the University of Florida. She is an assistant professor of art at Penn State Abington College. Her sculpture has been most recently exhibited at Taller Graphica in Havana, Cuba, Liquid Art House in Boston, LG Tripp Gallery in Philadelphia, Brenda Taylor Gallery in New York, and Sidetracks Gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania.