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Cheryl Lommatsch

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The Goddess of a Thousand Souls, 2007 Mixed Media - Wood and Found Object 88" X 92" X 108" © c. lommatsch
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One Bird One Mission, 2007 Wood, Forged Steel, Found Objects, Vintage Doll Eyes 18" X 21" X 9" © c. lommatsch
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AviArmor, 2007 Forged Steel, Etched Copper, Wood 17" X 15" X 7" © c. lommatsch
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What Fools and Pathetic Heroes Are We, 2007 Mixed Media - Wood, Steel, Found Objects 32" X 25" X 10" © c. lommatsch
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The Attraction of Gravity, 2005 Mixed Media - Wood and Found Objects 18" X 9" X 8" © c. lommatsch
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Freedom, 2005 Mixed Media - Wood and Found Objects 25" X 35" X 9" © c. lommatsch
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The Goddess of a Thousand Souls, 2007 Wood, Vintage Tractor Grill 88" X 92" X 108" © c. lommatsch
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AviArmor, 2007 Forged Steel, Etched Copper, Wood 17" X 15" X 7" © c. lommatsch
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The Goddess of a Thousand Souls, 2007 Mixed Media - Wood and Found Objects 88" X 92" X 108" © c. lommatsch
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The Attraction of Gravity, 2005 Mixed Media - Wood and Found Objects 18" X 9" X 8" © c. lommatsch
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One Odd Bird, 2008 Mixed Media - Found Objects, Sticks, Feather 25" X 22 X 7" © c. lommatsch
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Speak to Me of Things the World has Yet to Truly Understand, 2005 Hydraulically Pressed and Etched Copper, Shell, Chicken Wire, Paper Pulp, Beeswax 6 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1" © c. lommatsch
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Goddess of a Thousand Souls, 2008 Mixed Media - Wood, Vintage Tractor Grill, Sticks 88" X 92" X 108" © c. lommatsch
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Goddess of a Thousand Souls, 2007 Mixed Media -- Wood, Sticks, Vintage Tractor Grill 88" X 92" X 108" © c. lommatsch
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Goddess of a Thousand Souls, 2007 Mixed Media 88" X 92" X 108" © c. lommatsch
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One Bird One Mission, 2007 Mixed Media - Forged Steel, Bullet Shell Casings, Vintage Hardware, Doll Eye, Carved Wood 18" X 21" X 9" © c. lommatsch
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The Attraction of Gravity, 2005 Mixed Media - Wood, Automata, Stone, Chicken Wire, Paper Pulp 18" X 9" X 8" © c. lommatsch
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AviArmor, 2007 Mixed Media - Forged Steel, Etched Copper, Wood 17" X 14" X 7" © c. lommatsch
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The Clamor of Silence Mixed Media 55 X 35 X 12
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Lives in
Long Beach, California
Representing galleries
The Endangered Planet Gallery - Laguna Beach, California
Tags
mixed-media, arts-education, modern, sculpture
Statement

I am a mixed media artist, very mixed. The process is as important to me as the final product. Gathering materials sets this process in motion. I salvage objects from vacant structures, parking lots, beaches and wood piles. These treasures of discarded chicken wire, hardware, sea shells, empty bullet casings and weathered wood are then scattered before me.

My recent creatures are the result of hours spent investing and playing as an artist, an alchemist and a mad “tinkerer”. Eventually, the fragmented piles begin to take shape. These pieces are dipped into paper pulp, treated with beeswax and other various embellishments. For me, the real magic takes place at the moment when the materials I am sculpting and weaving morph into an indefinable life form.

Each creature takes on its own energy, character and personality. It resonates in its own quiet dignity. A soul seems to appear where there shouldn’t be one. And, I get to feel a bit like God, Geppetto and Dr. Frankenstein all rolled into one.

Many of my bird-like creatures have become victims of “entrapment” within metal and wooden sculptural forms. A predicament of “boundaries” and challenges is presented in these pieces. I am asking those who view my work to contemplate what is happening to our planet, to our environment, to our creatures… to us. My concerns lie in the struggle between Man and Nature. And, due to man’s carelessness and greed – freedom and prison have become ambiguous terms.