Cheryl Lorance is one of our 2014-15 Stutz Residents, who for the past year has been enhancing her creativity through the Stutz Artist Residency program. She will unveil her latest work (including a 400 pound limestone sculpture) during the show “Between the Dot and the Dash” at the Stutz Artist Residency Exhibition Opening Reception, Sept. 4, 5-9 pm. She will be joined by Stutz Resident Marna Shopoff for this exhibit.
Here’s more about Cheryl:
Q. How long have you been making your art?
A. I declared I wanted to be an artist around the age of 5.
Q. Why do you make the type of art you make?
A. It seems to all come down to curiosity.
Q. What’s your inspiration?
A. It’s challenging to list specific things that inspire me since that list is so extensive, random, and fluid. Spending time in wilderness or an art museum is a sure way to open the senses for inspiration.
Q. Do you have a favorite piece?
A. That is hard to answer. Stone carving is my favorite process.
A. I want to create art that conveys a humanistic and sensual story.
Q. What do you do outside of creating your art?
A. I like to be active outside in all seasons and all weather.
Q. What’s one thing people wouldn’t know about you?
A. When I was in college I had a job engraving imagery on black granite headstones for a family owned monument company. Digital technology has pretty much replaced that job.
Visit our blog next week to meet Stutz Resident Marna Shopoff.