“Inferred” – 12′ diameter archway for Town of Langley, WA Clyde Alley, 2016 with Milo White (steel)
Contemporary Interpretations in Glass & Steel
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.
~Lin will be on an art sabbatical in Australia until Feb 6, 2017. She will be comparing the narrative threadlines in Native American with Aboriginal art. Look for some amazing results of her studies in her work when she returns! She’ll be monitoring email while she’s gone, but maybe not from the Outback.
~With her metal sculptor partner, Milo White, Lin was just awarded a commission by the Mount Vernon, WA Arts Commission to create an 18′ tall steel, glass and stone totem pole for the City’s new Riverwalk Park. The team is excited to be working with Upper Skagit tribal member and artist Jay Bowen to interpret traditional formline designs in a modern style using contemporary materials.
~Lin traveled to Bozeman, Montana, to install and dedicate her “Beartooth Glacier” steel and glass sculpture, with the dedication on Friday, August 12. The piece will be on loan through July, 2017. www.gallatinartcrossing.com
~Lin McJunkin and her metal sculptor partner Milo White are building a 1/2 scale model of their 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 due in May 2017.
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