Featuring the “Life Vessels” of Cary Henrie
One of Sedona’s favorite artists, Cary Henrie, will be coming back to Sedona to bring us his latest artistic creations which he calls “Life Vessels” in addition to his latest paintings for the wall. As many of Henrie’s ardent collectors know, Cary is always innovating to create ever more meaningful and beautiful art. James Ratliff Gallery invites the public to join them and Mr. Henrie at an artist’s reception on Friday, October 3rd from 5-8 P.M.
These new sculptures represent a lifelong love of butterflies and the natural world for the artist. These “Life Vessels” butterflies are sustainably farmed in the Amazon and SE Asia by small families of “Gatherers”. The forest remains intact so the butterflies can continue to feed, and then after completing their life cycles of approximately 2-3 weeks they are collected and carefully preserved once they descend to the forest floor, thus at once sustaining the rainforest and providing the families an eco-friendly income. This also preserves unique species that otherwise may become extinct.
The “Life Vessels” are amazing to look at from both sides, and allow the insects to have the beautiful effect of “hovering” in flight. Other insects and plant life are also represented in the wood cored sculptures along with writings, symbols, maps, compasses, etc. These sculptures provide a “vessel” for the life represented from our wonderful natural world.
Cary Henrie is pleased to announce his “LifeVessels” sculptures just won the Juror’s Award for Best Sculpture in the 2014 Main St. Ft. Worth Arts Festival. Winner—2nd place Beverly Hills Art Show as well.
Life Vessels Caelo Terro
Life Vessels Dragon Fly
Life Vessels Tri-Spiral