“Apiarium impendius” – 20′ x 4′ steel and glass tower commission by CityCenter Apartments, Lynnwood, WA
Metal work by Milo White, cast glass by Lin McJunkin
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 and her metal partner Milo White just installed their newest creation, “Apiarium impendius” at the soon-to-be completed CityCenter Apartments at the SW corner of the 196th St. I-5 exit in Lynnwood, WA. As soon as the wiring is finished, it will be lit at night to provide a dramatic entrance to the building as well as to the city center.
~Lin and Milo are joined by Upper Skagit tribal member and artist Jay Bowen to interpret traditional formline designs in a modern style using contemporary materials for a 20′ steel, glass and stone totem destined for the Mount Vernon, WA new Skagit River Riverwalk Park in 2018.
~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