June 1 – August 26, 2016: “Burgess & Birds”
Soft Insect Sculptures by Molly Burgess and M. Bernard Loates’ Birds of America
Loates’ prints are the most authentic reproductions of Audubon’s work and known to be the best. The original Havell/Audubon engravings were used to create the series and inks were hand-mixed and compared to Audubon’s prints to ensure color accuracy. The paper is custom-made and is stamped with Loates’ personal watermark. The edition is limited to 1000 sets with 100 publisher proofs, signed and numbered by the artist. Prints are on sale this summer for $100.00 (unframed).
Molly Burgess studied Jewelry Design at Kendall college of Art and Design while working
as a seamstress. After discovering her true passion was in fiber arts, she focused
her creative skills as a seamstress. With ten years of experience, Molly retired to
develop her own business, Molly Burgess Designs. She has spent the last two years
using insects and arachnids as her inspiration. Sculptures are on sale in the gallery
through the exhibit or for more visit www.etsy.com/show/MollyBurgessDesigns.