Last year sculptor Star Liana York focused her work on portraying animals and their role as spiritual liaisons. For her new show “Bridging Worlds-Human, Animal, Divine,” which opens at Sorrel Sky Gallery on July 7, York primarily turns toward people-medicine men, shamans and priests-who serve as a bridge to the spiritual.
“People from cultures all over the world look to medicine men, shamans and priests at times of crisis,” says York, who lives and works on a ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico.
The centerpiece of York’s show is “Prayer Chant,” a larger-than-life-size bronze sculpture of an Oglala Sioux medicine man in a sitting pose. The inspiration for the piece, York explains, was a painting of a medicine man she saw 20 years ago. [Read More…]