The Sculpture of German born Artist Lurah Patrick
We are happy that Lurah is now officially the "Artist in Residence"
for the Studio at 42 1/2 South Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
ZOO 100, Jacksonville Zoo, September 26 - December 21
"In situ" Northeast Florida Sculptors Exhibition, Ethan Allen Design Center, May 3 - June 7
Phantom - Alhambra Theatre, November 2012
Paint and Stone - Two Artist Show, Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, June-August 2012
Concurrency - Juried Exhibition, AT&T, Jacksonville, FL November 2010 - January 2011
10 Good Women - Juried Exhibition, Women's Center, Jacksonville October 2010 - January 2011
Imagination Squared! A Creative Response Experiment September 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Off the Wall - Juried Exhibition March 2010, Karpeles Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Celebrate Art - The Celebration Continue - Juried Exhibition, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Celebrate Art - Juried Exhibition, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
1st Annual Member Artist Exhibition - Juried Exhibition - 2007, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Art A La Cart Invitational 2007, Jacksonville Beach, FL
The Fletcher Company, Jacksonville, FL (2010)
Jacksonville Reconstructive Surgery, Jacksonville FL (2010)
My inspiration comes from my deep love for nature, the human form and the vast spectrum of human emotions. I am fascinated with the idea of shaping stones which are by definition the history and memories of the earth compressed by time.
I typically begin work on a piece with an idea in mind but once I have hammer and chisel in hand the stone seems to dictate the creative process. Often the natural beauty of the rock determines the cuts to be made as the possibilities become revealed.
The main theme in my work is a celebration of the material itself and feminine aspects of nature, the idea of transforming hard rock (and metal) in to soft, sensual forms. I am intrigued with the idea of creating sculptures that represent the complicated ideal of the feminine - hard yet soft, cold yet touchable, unyielding yet inviting.