August 4-25, 2017
Mary Saylor: A Whimsical Nature
Opening reception: Friday, August 4, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Mary Saylor has been fascinated by all sorts of artistic endeavors from her childhood and was raised by parents who themselves were creative individuals. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University with a minor in Sculpture and taught art in middle school for some time in Ohio. Over the years, she has dabbled in various creative outlets including drawing, quilting, painting, woodcarving and clay and recently has focused on paper mâché sculptures. Saylor has a profound love and appreciation of all animals, great and small, and this devotion is clearly seen in her whimsical, humorous animal sculptures.
“Most of my recent work has been fashioned from paper mâché and mixed media using recycled materials,” says Mary Saylor. “I have a whimsical bent and a deep love and appreciation for all animals, but especially for dogs and cats. I never know how each new sculpture may evolve as I begin. They always surprise me as they come to life with their own personalities and stories!” Saylor tries to inject humor and warmth into each piece and hopes that when each is finished, their happiness and joy radiate to all who see them. For more information, please visit www.thecraftydonkey.com.