“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 at the International Sculpture Day celebration in Langley on Whidbey Island, WA on Saturday, April 22. It is part of a bus tour originating in Bellingham, but you can go to any part of the tour on your own. I’ll be at the arch (pictured above) my metal partner Milo White and I installed last year from 12:30-2:30, at the end of Clyde Alley beside the fabulous Callahan’s Firehouse Glass Studio at 179-2nd St, Langley. Details at www.sculpturenorthwest.org
~Lin was on an art sabbatical in Australia from Nov 2016 – Feb 2017. She was comparing the narrative threadlines in Native American with Aboriginal art. Now that she has returned, look for some amazing results of her studies in her new work. Her first presentation, entitled “Things We Remember Never Having Seen,” will be to NW Designer Craftsmen on Wed. May 10, 2017, at 7 pm at Phinney Ridge Community Center (lower building). The free event is open to the public.
~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 McJunkin and her metal sculptor partner Milo White are nearing completion of their 20′ 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 June, 2017.
~You can see Lin McJunkin’s indoor and outdoor sculpture year-round at Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island. This park is truly a living canvas featuring the work of many Northwest and international artists. www.matzkefineart.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