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Sally Hepler
Inner Passion

2003

$12,000

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INCLUDES BASE. hand-fabricated bronze, powder coated steel base There are two sides to any circle: the inside and the outside. In a similar way, there are two elusive forces at work when experiencing a Sally Hepler sculpture: simplicity and complexity. The most common first reaction to the graceful flowing sculptures is an acknowledgement of the palpable skill and sheer tenacity required to pull it off—in fact, there are hundreds of hours of hand-fabrication that go into each piece. Multiple templates from intricate models are enlarged and precisely cut from bronze or stainless steel; the separate elements are then shaped, welded, reshaped hydraulically, welded further, chased, patined, sealed, and mounted. But it is the sublime experience of purity, flow and wonder of each piece that ultimately transcends the viewer to a threshold of effortless joy and Zen mindfulness. As Hepler states, “The validity of a work of art is established by the originality of the creative concept and by the level of excellence achieved in its rendering. This combination, however tedious or difficult to accomplish, has the ability to raise the consciousness of the viewer to a higher level.” Born and raised in Springfield, Vermont, Sally Hepler has lived and worked in Santa Fe for over twenty years. After attending the University of New Hampshire, the University of Connecticut and Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the College of Santa Fe.

Details

  • Creator
    Sally Hepler (American)
  • Creation Year
    2003
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU51337909192

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    Ships From: Santa Fe, NM
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