I could not pass up the opportunity to be part of an exhibit of traveling beaver art! My three ceramic beavers will be on display at six venues around Oregon in 2017, starting with Oregon State University’s LaSells Gallery on February 9 and continuing throughout the year.
The Beaver Tales traveling exhibit focuses on a theme close to my heart: the meeting of art and science in the natural world. Sales will benefit local Oregon nature conservancy groups. Visit http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/ for the full exhibit schedule and details.
Beaver progress timelapse video:
The beavers’ gleeful expressions were not really intentional, but they definitely reflect how I felt about the whole project! It was great fun sculpting their faces, fur, and flat tails, getting tongue-in-cheek beaver comments from studio visitors, and figuring out the locking base system to keep the sculptures stable and secure.