Bill Wolff & Marcia Wolfson Ray

Natural Elements

2012 Exhibit Dates
Oct 11 To Nov 11

Sculptor Bill Wolff uses trees to create gestural forms that reflect the conflicts and struggles in our daily lives. His work begins with models and drawings which are influenced by the constant push and pull of our wants and actions. Forms are reworked on a larger scale by carving and assembling wood using multiple hollow sections, a variation on a Japanese process. Born and based in New York, Wolff works and exhibits nationally and in Asia. His work incorporates influences and techniques from diverse traditions, including Japan where he lived and studied for several years.

Marcia Wolfson Ray believes that the sense of mystery at the center of life is echoed in the forms, rhythms, and patterns represented in nature. She is influenced both by the beauty and the physical manifestation of nature: the geography of place, the season, the temperature, and the light. The process of collecting her materials is central to her artistic practice; the point of intersection with the materials serves as a catalyst to her imagination. Wolfson Ray earned an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and has received numerous awards for her work.

O Ye, Bill Wolff, n/d, camphor, copper leaf, 122" x 71" x 71"