Elizabeth Turk, ‘Shoreline Project: X-Ray Mandala Umbrella (black against white)’, 2018, Mixed Media, Performance Prop, Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction
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Elizabeth Turk

Shoreline Project: X-Ray Mandala Umbrella (black against white), 2018

Performance Prop
39 in diameter
99.1 cm diameter
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Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction

As the commissioned artist for Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature festival last year, Elizabeth …

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Elizabeth Turk
American, b. 1961
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Elizabeth Turk meticulously carves abstract marble sculptures of collars, ribbons, wings, and obscure latticework. She begins with drawings and then works in a subtractive process, cutting into large blocks of marble. Turk’s practice establishes a tension between the delicateness and apparent fragility of her forms and the strength of the material; her completed sculptures resemble three-dimensional drawings, or a line traced through space. “Perhaps the core question is why, as organic, curved, soft creatures, we think and find a resonance in linear structures,” she says.

Elizabeth Turk, ‘Shoreline Project: X-Ray Mandala Umbrella (black against white)’, 2018, Mixed Media, Performance Prop, Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction
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Laguna Art Museum Benefit Auction

As the commissioned artist for Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature festival last year, Elizabeth Turk presented her Shoreline Project, a performance piece that took place after dark on Main Beach on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The piece involved about a thousand participants with umbrellas bearing illuminated, …

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Courtesy of ET Studios
Elizabeth Turk
American, b. 1961
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Elizabeth Turk meticulously carves abstract marble sculptures of collars, ribbons, wings, and obscure latticework. She begins with drawings and then works in a subtractive process, cutting into large blocks of marble. Turk’s practice establishes a tension between the delicateness and apparent fragility of her forms and the strength of the material; her completed sculptures resemble three-dimensional drawings, or a line traced through space. “Perhaps the core question is why, as organic, curved, soft creatures, we think and find a resonance in linear structures,” she says.

Elizabeth Turk

Shoreline Project: X-Ray Mandala Umbrella (black against white), 2018

Performance Prop
39 in diameter
99.1 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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