My first message to the list!
I recently paid a long-overdue visit to the Susan Cummins Gallery in
Mill Valley CA, just north of San Francisco, and came upon a few
pieces by Mary Lee Hu. Ms. Hu’s work is, in a word, miraculous. The
piece I’m reflecting upon is a neckpiece of what appears to be a
ruffled ribbon of tightly woven 22k gold fine gauge wire, bordered by
three slightly heavier gauge wires on each edge. There were a few
other pieces too, but this one was the showstopper for me. If you get
the chance to go, please treat yourself. Lisa Gralnick’s magnificent
work is also on display this month – what a wonderful Saturday I had
up there with my son!
I’ve researched the archives, seen that someone has addressed a
message to Ms. Hu directly over the list, but have found no
description of her techniques. I’m very eager to learn how she
accomplishes this kind of work, and would love private or public
follow up by anyone who can guide me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance,