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ARTS & SCULPTURE AT CLIFF HOUSE

The Tidal series is hosted by June Lacombe:


The Tidal Series began after I started spending more time in Maine and set up a studio there. My beloved and very large greyhound Fergus requires quite a bit of exercise daily. While walking on Goose Rocks Beach with him every morning, I am struck with how constantly this special place changes. Each tide, every wind and current carve the sand into new patterns and designs, continually returning and washing away each night. The tide's cycles, with their repetitions and effects- both subtle and sometimes fantastic, are a constant source of inspiration.  - - June Lacombe

TIDES: GYRES

bronze, steel

 Mark Pettegrow

June LaCombe SCULPTURE

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TIDES: EVENTIDE

bronze, steel

Mark Pettegrow

June LaCombe SCULPTURE

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TIDES: CURL

bronze, steel

Mark Pettegrow

June LaCombe SCULPTURE

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TIDES: SWEPT

bronze, steel

Mark Pettegrow

June LaCombe SCULPTURE

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CHAISING WAVES & FIDDELEHEAD CHAISE

granite

Jordan Smith

June LaCombe SCULPTURE

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MARK PETTEGROW

I am concerned with edges in my work. An edge faired to a sweet line. The sweep of a form poised somewhere on the edge between the known and the unknown, between memory and imagination.

It is this edge of recognition that I find compelling.

I am interested in exploring beauty and desire in form, with the idea that these formal elements can still have relevance in a world where they have either been somewhat trivialized or overly sexualized.

I am intrigued by the answers to questions such as: What causes an object to resonate? How can an inanimate object become an object of our desires, a beacon into our past, or a vessel for our dreams? How does a beautiful object become eloquent, or a perfected line lyrical?

As an artist, I try to mine memories to distill them into new forms. My childhood summers were spent on a coastal farm in Maine, long settled and long past its prosperity. It was a farm built in another century plus two. The house was neglected but loved well past its prime. The barns and outbuildings, unused for decades, were receding back into the earth. Surrounded by beautiful fields, woods and shoreline, I also found beauty in the farm's decay. In wood silvered, slivered and split, the layers of paint having been peeled by two hundred years of summer's sun and winter's wind. There I discovered objects crafted for purposes unknown, the forms simple and clear, evoking the past in the patina that wear and rust give to the forgotten tool. This is the world that still intrigues me, defining the forms I try to explore. With the formal tools of an artist such as line, texture, and edge, I try to distill these remembered simple forms into objects that quietly resonate. The calyx, shell or spade reemerge in abstracted form, honed and faired to perfection, allowing the natural texture and surface patina to reflect against the polish and shine of a true faired edge.

The difficulty lies in maintaining the simplicity and the resonance of the forms. The balance, arc, and velocity of the edges define the pieces, while the deeply worked and honed surfaces are a result of searching out that sweet edge.

 

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Nestled at the edge of the Atlantic on the rocky coast of southern Maine and just over an hour from Boston, the reimagined Cliff House offers panoramic views from 226 stylish guest rooms and suites. Indulge in spa treatments in our 9,000 square foot luxury spa and delight in locally-inspired cuisine and thoughtfully-curated cocktails at The Tiller restaurant or Nubb's Lobster Shack. Spend your days doing as much or as little as you desire from lazy mornings with breakfast in bed to afternoons of hiking and sailing. It's all waiting for you here in Maine.

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Nestled at the edge of the Atlantic on the rocky coast of southern Maine and just over an hour from Boston, the reimagined Cliff House offers panoramic views from 226 stylish guest rooms and suites. Indulge in spa treatments in our 9,000 square foot luxury spa and delight in locally-inspired cuisine and thoughtfully-curated cocktails at The Tiller restaurant or Nubb's Lobster Shack. Spend your days doing as much or as little as you desire from lazy mornings with breakfast in bed to afternoons of hiking and sailing. It's all waiting for you here in Maine.

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