Artist Statement:

CLAUSTRO is the collaboration shared by: sculptor and artist ; husband and wife; Stuart Leggett and Carol Currie. Their current body of work is inspired by their home waters of Georgian Bay where their focus is the contemporary landscape. It is the barren landscape that is most appealing to the artist. The isolation provides the stillness and empowerment she requires while visiting these arrestingly vast places. The result is a sense of solitude and strength that embodies their paintings. Their collaborative works are created in their Midland studios, Stuart spends months developing each exceptional stress relieved solid wood panel onto which he sculpts a bas-relief interpretation of his outdoor experience. Carol then conjoins her experience to the sculpture through a medium which can best be described as contemporary realist painting. It is these collaborations which they have coined as “Sculpted Paintings” – a tactile living painting that invites an interactive and intimate experience with the observer.

Media Category:

Sculpture

Website:

http://www.claustro.ca