Eureka Thyme is proud to host an event to showcase the work of Sandy Wythawai Starbird and Ken Starbird. Since they moved to Eureka Springs, we have been the sole showcase for their amazingly distinct work, and once again we bring you their newest creations. Both Ken and Sandy allow an inner knowing to come forth in their art. We acknowledge and celebrate this flow and invite you to share in its wonder.
Please join us on Saturday, May 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. to meet them and bask in the exquisite beauty that is distinctive in their Art.
Sandy Wythawai Starbird
"Sandy has been birthing Primal Images for over 22 years, first as Sandy Carlson and now as Sandy Wythawai Starbird. The fiber, fabric and found objects figures are the culmination of years of exploration and adventures in sewing, dyeing, weaving, crocheting, basketry, beading and hand building with clay and anything else that sounded like fun. "When working on these figures I feel a closeness with the image makers of the past who tried to create work worthy of spiritual presence and through which the answers to life's mysteries could be found. The images speak of that which is hidden behind behind the mask. They speak of the connectedness of all things. They touch that Primal creative part of us that remembers that imagination and magic are closely related. When we were young we knew that we created the world anew each moment and with every sunrise. Sometime in childhood we stop trusting what feels right to us and begin accepting what we are told is true about this world. Creative work of any kind provides an opportunity for each willing person to tap into their own intuitive knowing and re-experience that early feeling of BEING magic" "
|"Hang Onto The Wind" by Ken Starbird |
"Creativity is that process which gives external form to inner ideas or feelings evolving from things past, bridging to things future and recording a finite moment of self-awareness" Kenneth Starbird has attained such a distinctive signature in ceramics that his sculptures have the look of emerging from the hand of a wizard. They are both anthopomorphic and divine, splendidly organic, and appear concerned with sorcerous spells and aspects of pagan ritual. Like a convincing magician, Starbird invites the beguiling notion that clay can rise up in a plastic lump from the earth's crust and spontaneously assume forms and implications concerned with supernatural games." Los Angeles Times"