2015 Participating Artist
Mary Lynch’s dream of becoming a ceramic sculptor began by returning to school at the age of 53 to discover the “world of art.” Five years later, she graduated with a BFA degree in Studio Art from Sam Houston State University.
She believes that “no matter what the age, one can grow and give.” Her studies and travels in Mexico and Italy added another layer of excitement for learning to see in a new way.
Mary thought she would be a painter…..until she touched clay again. Her whole notion of expressive work took shape in the realization that she had to carve, cut out, and let her pieces breath. The rhythm and movement of line became very important. The relationship between positive and negative space drew me in even more. And the idea of ‘spontaneous imagery’ resulted in surprised endings.
Mary’s work has developed around four major themes: Nature, Bird’s Nest, Rock Forms, and Contemporary. Each style has evolved from observation and process, and the evolution continues.
Her work is currently featured on the 2015 Directory Cover.