TURQUOISE TORTOISE GALLERY CELEBRATES
1st Friday Gallery Tour
"Bear Romero: Animals from Stone"
September 4, 2015
Artist Reception, 5-8 PM
|“Glacier Bear II”
by Bear Romero, 11”h x 16”w x 10”d; Arizona ice alabaster.
Available at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.
In Sedona, Turquoise Tortoise Gallery showcases a wealth of animal sculptures by gifted local sculptor Bear Romero. An artist reception opens “Bear Romero: Animals from Stone” on 1st Friday, September 4th, from 5-8 pm.
For Romero the journey he takes with each stone begins as soon as he lifts it from the earth; the artist himself quarries Arizona ice alabaster and Utah orange alabaster to use for his sculptures. This effort offers him a kinship and connection that feeds directly into his work as Romero allows each stone to reveal the animal within. “I don’t ever plan out what a piece is going to be,” he explains. “Each rock has its own form, its own story; it’s better to just let it flow.”
Over the years Bear Romero has produced buffalo, ponies, eagles and foxes but it continues to be bears that dominate his work. Romero’s bears stand upright as well as on all fours and he is well-known for his “belly bears,” playful bears with rotund bellies exposed as they lay on their backs trusting the whole world around them. The clearly recognizable style of Bear Romero is one of both power and humor. His animals range from 6” to 20” and can weigh from 5 to over 35 pounds.
Stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery 1st Friday evening for the opening artist reception. “Bear Romero: Animals from Stone” runs through September 13.
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