Contemporary Interpretations in Glass & Steel
“Objects in the Night”- pate de verre glass, steel 32 x 6 x 10″
As an artist and science educator, Lin McJunkin utilizes the heat of her environmental commitment, as well as the heat of her glass kilns and metal torches, to sculpt glass and metal into work that celebrates and advocates for the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Lin currently work in three distinct styles: a contemporary version of an ancient Roman glass casting technique known as “pate de verre ” (glass paste); an embossing method known as “kiln-carving;” and “glass casting” into metal cut-outs. When nothing else will convey her chosen concept, she resorts to “mixed media” to convey her ideas. A true West Coast artist, Lin McJunkin has studios in Oakland, California, and Corvallis, Oregon, in addition to her main studio just north of Seattle, WA.
~The wonderful new Sculpture NW gallery in Bellingham, WA is having an opening with Lin in attendance Fri June 3, 6 pm, showing 7 of her pieces (with metal sculptor partner Milo White). Through July 30. www.sculpturenw.com
~Langley, WA will be the lucky recipient of Lin McJunkin and Milo White’s new metal and glass Clive Alley archway. Langley is commissioning a half-submerged, 10′ diameter spiral with random oval cut-outs and some colored glass inserts. This project is due in Spring, 2016.
~Lin McJunkin and her metal sculptor partner Milo White just received word that theirs is the winning proposal for a 15′ high lighted outdoor sculpture at the CityCenter Apartments, now under construction in Lynnwood, WA. The developers are excited about their maquette called “Apiarium impendus,” a piece about beehives and community. Watch this space for the completed piece in May 2017.
~Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA has provided exhibition space for many of Lin McJunkin’s smaller, more personal glass experiments all year long, for many years. www.scottmilo.com
Lin McJunkin’s work is continuously on display at:
- Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA http://www.childhoods-end-gallery.com
- Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Camano Island, WA
- Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA