Susan Lyman: Sculpture in Wood at Boston Sculptors Gallery

Date: February 2013
Skills: Writing
Client: Artscope Magazine

Boston, MA – Susan Lyman’s new show “Sculpture in Wood” stars 28 exotic pieces of woodwork, all lined up across the wall at eyesight level. Taller ones occupy the inner gallery space, and although only a few of them have defined body parts, the display as a whole looks like a zoo of fairytale creatures, made of wood and frozen in time.

Most of these little beings contain amorphic shapes that bubble and connect with straighter parts, each its own little paradoxical combination of round and straight, smooth and rough. The taller standing pieces contain even more life, rising from the platform with a sense of stretch and reach that mimics how most of us get out of bed in the morning.

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