Featured Artist, Valerie McCaffrey of Garden Guardians is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, September 24 through Monday, September 30. Read on to learn more about her inspiration, her process, and her work.
September 24 – September 30
There was always something about concrete that intrigued me. It is a material that is both malleable and stone-like. You can easily mix it up your self and it can be around for centuries. Think of the colosseum! From the very start, I felt a real affinity for concrete and it has been my primary artistic medium for over 15 years. It was the perfect medium to develop the images and drawings that were trapped inside the pages of my art journals. Concrete helped bring those images out into the “real world” where Garden Guardians was born.
I create unique hand-carved and molded concrete creations. My planters, sculptures, and plaques are designed to celebrate, attract and remind us all of our natural state of joy and wonder. I recently started working on a new line of 2-dimensional wall reliefs and I am excited to debut them at Maine Art Hill in September. Hope to see you there.
McCaffrey will be showing her work at Pop Up on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Rd. in Kennebunk from September 24 – 30. The gallery is open every day at 10 am. For more info about McCaffrey and her work, follow this link to her website. Garden Guardians