"SYLVAN IDOL"

Face of a Satyr--an ancient Greek Sylvan God--
carved on a
Drusy Liebethenite (Congo)
  backside
Face in Sterling Silver
carved in wax and cast.
Base of the Gem Sculpture 
is a carved piece of Ocean Jasper
  
 (Madagascar) with a white background 
with pink, green and red orbs (eyes) 
and natural Drusy vugs.
 5" H x 3" W x 3"

Drusy Liebethenite: 101 grams  
Ocean Jasper :
269 grams  
Sterling Silver:
49 grams
 

 

Photos by M.J. Colella
 

 


 

What are these lines engraved in my sculptures?
"
'They are the construction lines, the base of the creation,
bounding the various focal points.
These lines are engraved pursuing a continuous movement
of shapes and contour,
creating light and shadow, and giving dimension to the sculpture.
Tracing their continuous movement gives the correct shape
and position of each form.
These same lines are the highlight of my most recent works."
 

HSH
 

"Serras-Herman is probably one of the most extensively trained artists
working in gem carving in North America-- and it shows in her work??.
Coming to gem carving from the vantage point of large-scale sculpture,
Helen Serras-Herman creates miniature masterpieces
underscored by centuries of art history."

-- Cathleen McCarthy
 
 
 
 

GAC
 

HSH
ID


 

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