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Portals and Passage   a Journey

sculpture by

Leancy Rupert

May 1 - June 29, 2008

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A portal is a threshold, signifying an important and momentous change.   A passage is the culmination of events and influences.  A passage leads up to and through the portal, and includes dramatic changes.  My current body of work is an exploration of the importance of the portal, the significance of the passage, and the relevance of time - past, present and future.  

Time has a beginning and an end, and somewhere between, a present.  Time represents for me, the past and all of its influences, the excitement of the present, and the unknown and uncertain future.   The passage between these is all inclusive because time and the influences of life cannot be separated from the whole of the person, and they continue to accumulate through his existence.  This concept is an influence on my work.

Rhythm and repetition are elements I utilize to represent this concept in my work.   My portals are sometimes square, other times round.  They can be organic in nature, manmade, or a combination of both.  Some are found objects, others are assemblages.  I cast versions in aluminum, iron, and bronze.  This work is important to me because it portrays thresholds.  It depicts the thresholds I passed over due to certain life-altering events.  The passage over these thresholds resulted in definite divisions from my past, in a presence in a new place.  A door opened; I passed through.

Of equal importance to me, along with the concept, is the process of the work itself,  the “passage” of a work of art from initial concept through  interpretation, to execution and completion.  The process of any given piece of art is as important to me as the completed work.  With and because of the process, each work of art has traveled its own singular  journey.  The process makes the work whole!

 Leancy Rupert


Installation View

view

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Installation View

Portal A

Steel, Aluminum, Walnut

36.25"d x 3"

portal a

Red Portal

Red Portal

Steel

75" x 22" x 16"

Sold

Forest for the Trees - A Journey (view 1)

Wood, Mixed Media

120" x 80" x 72" (as installed)

forest

forest

Forest for the Trees - A Journey (view 2)

Wood, Mixed Media

120" x 80" x 72" (as installed)

Forest for the Trees - A Journey (view 3)

Wood, Mixed Media

120" x 80" x 72" (as installed)

forest

forest

Forest for the Trees - A Journey (view 4)

Wood, Mixed Media

120" x 80" x 72" (as installed)

Fabricated Portal

Steel

48"d x 7"

Fabricated Portal

Untitled

Untitled Wall Piece

Wood, Steel

95" x 24" x 9" (as installed)

Silver Portal

Ceramic

6.5" x 4.5" x 3"

Sold

Silver Portal

Colorado Portal

Colorado Portal

Alabaster

13" x 4.5" x 3.25"

Sold

Vertical Portal

Ceramic

11.5" x 10" x 11" (as displayed)

Vertical Portal

Untitled

Untitled Wall Piece

Ceramic

15.75" x 15.5" x 4"

Red Line - A Journey

Wood, Steel
6.5" x 20" x 6"

Sold

redline

Forest Maquette

Forest Maquette

Mixed Media
20.5" x 4" x 4"

Tres Portal

Redwood, Steel
71" x 18" x 22"

Tres Portal

Journeys

White Journey (5 panels)  Sold
Grey Journey (5 panels)
Black Journey (5 panels)

Mixed Media
10.25" x 25.25" x 1.5" (each panel)

Portals Found and Fabricated

Mixed Media
9" x 6" x 139" (as displayed)

Sold

Portals Found

White Portal

White Portal

Mixed Media
62" x 24" x 10"

Grey Portal

Mixed Media
63" x 24" x 10"

Grey Portal

Black Portal

Black Portal

Mixed Media
64" x 24" x 10"

Rising Journey

Mixed Media
67" x 13" x 13"

Rising Journey

Bondage Of Self

Bondage of Self

Mixed Media
17.5" x 14" x 8.5"

Sold

Anasazi Platters (set of 3)

Ceramic
13.5"d x .75"

Sold

Anasazi Platters

Portal Maquette

 

Portal Maquette

Mixed Media
20.5" x 7.5" x 6"

 

Forest Maquette

Mixed Media
30" x 5" x 4"

Forest Maquette

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