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Eclipse 2, 30 x 22.5 inches, handmade paper, mixed media.
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Golden Gallery Cotton Exchange
311 North Front Street, 910-762-4651, www.thegoldengallery.com
Eclipse Artisan Boutique
More than 100 local and regional artisans:
203 Racine Drive
in various sizes
For Sale By Owner
An original watercolor
by Mary Ellen Golden
Large, original, framed Dominican/Haitian painting circa 1997.
42 inches by 31 inches.
Can be inspected by appointment only,
at 7232 Wrightsville Avenue, Ste. D, Wilmington, NC
Contact: Pat Bradford 910-367-1137 or 910-256-5830
IN AN INNOCUOUS CORNER of Huber’s studio hangs a per-sonal
totem, created for participation in a friend’s themed
show. It’s covered in images of sea snails, called Xenophora.
These perplexing creatures are colloquially known as “shell-collecting
shells” for their tendency to grab hold of objects
they encounter and attach them to their own shells as they
grow. In the images Huber has collected, Xenophora have
adorned themselves with smaller shells, bits of coral and rock,
and pieces of glass, some in winding, logical patterns and
others haphazardly, piling object on top of object in crushing
Huber delights in this inexplicable impulse to collect and
decorate, and describes her discovery of the unique animal
with contagious enthusiasm. The Xenophora, she explains,
provide a humorous but elegant metaphor for human memory.
We collect images, experiences, connections and memories as
we go, and attach them to ourselves in patterns that can only
make sense to us.
Fritzi Huber’s works in handmade paper and paint explore
the nuances of memory and time, employing graceful insight
into the human condition and a delicate, but clear, point of
view. Her works are playful, nostalgic and comfortingly beauti-ful,
while connecting viewers to moments or emotions they
might not have accessed in a while.