Copyright Lauretta Lowell. Wild hearts, child-like imaginations, and curiosity are welcome. All rights reserved.
Bessy Mae Mucho
Ms. Lowell's assemblages are ready to start a conversation in a gallery
or a home. No wall, no table, no showcase is safe from her willingness to put so many things together, to construct each finished piece. With enigmatic titles come the wink of a sophisticated patron adding a whimsical curiosity to a collection. And with a study of each assemblage, after we puzzle over the puzzle, we always see more. There is always another layer or detour in each multi-media story.
The whole is much greater than the sum of the parts in Lauretta's world. But the parts come from so many places and memories, each holds its own. Lauretta Lowell has art gliding in new definitions. That is Lauretta at her best. She is always at her best.
Lauretta Lowell's contribution to the arts is to unite the past and present with assemblages that harvest relics of the early twentieth century with our expectations for cerebral sculptures today.
The whimsical creations that leave her collectors, and those new to her work, raising their eyebrows is her inspired output that fills her website and studio with wonder. Lauretta has careful control of her mysterious process. An art critic would note the results always hold a surprise as the obscure, even esoteric, output of a Berkshire factory in 1890 merged through her artist’s eye to Southern California colors creates truly new art.