June B. W. Szabo
The source of my work is the natural world; the subject matter a metaphor and its final form a partial abstraction of the original object. The metaphor is a comparison between nature and human behavior. The process used to create my sculpture is also at times a metaphor for this human -- nature connection. Layering wood and weaving with wire physically create thousands of connections necessary for the existence of the final product. The process represents the interrelated, interdependence of all things and is compared to the building of the human story as one participates in the dance of life.
I believe my life is inexplicably entwined with lives beyond my own. Physically and spiritually we are woven into the living process of the earth. We are unable to escape those connections any more than we can escape breathing the air. Art is my way of examining our relationship to nature, the earth and to each other.
ADDRESS5650 Bower Rd., Trumansburg, NY 14886
From Ithaca, take route 96 toward Trumansburg, at about 6 miles you will see the intersection for Perry City Road, turn left (after the big billboard signs).
Stay on Perry City Road until you get to Perry City. Turn right on RT. 227 toward Trumansburg.
Travel about 2 miles you will see Boyd Hill Road, turn left.
Travel about a mile. Boyd Hill turns into Bower Road. Stop sign at Stillwell, one more mile, stop sign at Burr, cross Burr first house on the left.
Tan house (1 1/2 stories) with an out building the same color.
For as long as I can remember I have made objects; when I was young they were ephemeral. Permanence came with the discovery of needles, thread, fabric, wood, hammer and nails. College graduation found me painting with watercolors selling my work in local shows, but the acquisition of an old house forced me to put down my paint brush and return to the hammer.
My house and children kept me working with fiber and wood. A return to college for a master’s degree found me taking all that the house had taught me to a concentration in sculpture. My love for painting landscapes took me to landscape sculptures in wood. The magic of weaving led to the production of sculpture formed from panels of woven copper wire.
I will always make art. I have come to understand it is part of who I am and how I respond to what is happening in the world around me.