Friday, October 14, 2011


Emily Williams: Wind Machine, 2011
Carved and Turned Wood with Stains
54 " x 17" x 13"
through November 18, 2011
Presented by  
Washington Sculptors Group & Axent Realty
1275 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 
Washington DC 20004

Lobby Gallery Hours:  
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 7 pm

Sculpture 1275: Emily Williams is the sixteenth in a series of ongoing exhibitions presented by the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) in partnership with Axent Realty. The 2011 Sculpture 1275 exhibition series was curated by Washington artist Lou Stovall.

This current series of carved wood assemblages plays with ideas of functionality and the handmade. Implements and objects with a history or functional purpose have always inspired my sculpture. I am drawn to historical carved scrimshaw and distressed wind vanes, as well as the giant whirligigs of the visionary artist, Vollis Simpson.

These toy-like sculptures focus on simple mechanical forms which suggest wind vanes, motion, and balance. I combine gears, propellers, and pinwheels with carnival-like figures which seem to laughing. The carved figures are perched upon their rotating propellers with remnants of color suggesting objects whose time has past yet they continue to point to an uncertain future.

   - Emily Williams

More information on sculptor Emily Williams is available at 
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