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  • Two plates: "more of gravy than the grave.." Ebenezer Scrooge
    Currently showing in the New River Arts Biennial at the Moss Arts Center Gallery at Virginia Technical College, Blacksburg, VA. 

    Award of Distinction, Mixed Media Award

    Previously exhibited at the Holden Arts Center Gallery at the Warren Wilson College, NC. 
    10th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition

    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    721,960
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  • Two plates: "more of gravy than the grave.." Detial
    Mixed media ink, graphite and sgraffito
    640,960
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  • Girls; Ganesha's sacred flower
    Recently chosen for the PAFA Alumni Summer Exhibition 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    708,960
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  • Detail - Girls; Ganesha's sacred flower
    Graphite, gold, ink
    18"x24"
    640,960
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  • conversations with the trees
    Recently chosen for the PAFA Summer 2019 Alumni Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA.

    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    717,960
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  • primordial soup
    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    718,960
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  • What is a chair?
    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    711,960
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  • Screw
    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    705,960
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  • The bride wore gold;manifest destiny
    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    717,960
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  • Crown Jewels -SOLD
    SOLD
    Recently Exhibited in the 2017 Roanoke Biennial Juried Exhibition
     Roanoke, Virginia
    & 2nd Place Winner
    Awarded
    by

    Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody

    Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo is the President and Director of The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc and serves on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Creative Time in NYC, the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX., the Program Advisory Committee of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX, and Roanoke College.

    Beth Rudin DeWoody is the President of the Rudin Family Foundations and serves on the Board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Creative Time, The New School, Design Museum Holon Israel and is on the Advisory Board at The Glass House, New Canaan, and the Board of Overseers at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.




    18"x24"
    Graphite & gold ink on clayboard

    AdHerzel 2016
    708,960
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  • Rebuilding
    18 x 24 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    712,960
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  • Building Relationships
    Recently exhibited in the Roanoke Biennial 2018, Roanoke, VA. 

    30 x 30 in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    950,960
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  • Detail - Relationship Building
    Detail
    30x30in
    ink, graphite & sgraffito on clay board
    1350,900
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  • Heart Sutra

    Graphite, Ink and Sgraffito on clayboard
    30"x30"

    AdHerzel 2017
    900,897
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  • Heart Sutra Detail
    900,600
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  • When the moth saw her reflection in the lamplight
    Gold ink & graphite on clayboard
    18"x18"
    953,960
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  • Imperfect; beginning
    30"x 30"
    Gold ink
    18 x 24 in
    ink, sgraffito on clay board
    962,960
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Gold and of exhibition.Gold & Desire

Ink, graphite and clay board. Everything begins with a circle.

I have been building this series for the past three years and in many ways, it represents my time living in the Roanoke Valley sheltered by the Blue Ridge mountains.  My time like my work has been defined by my roles as a mother, a wife, a teacher and an artist.  As a middle aged, middle class former stay at home mother, economic solvency has been the driving force for radical changes in my family’s life choices.  I have moved from Philadelphia, my home of 20 years and the place where my sons were born, to North Texas for 3 years and then Blue Ridge, Virginia for the past 5 years. As the wife of a retired Philadelphia Police officer and subsequent foreign contractor in Afghanistan I have had to learn new definitions and configurations of marriage and parenting. As an Asian American woman from the North raising her sons in the South I have had to clearly define my values while adapting to my surroundings. Additionally, in 2016 I had a serious car accident and fractured my pelvis in four places. When you find yourself thankful to be alive and then able to roll over in bed, you gain a good deal of perspective.

Each piece in this show is both a meditation and a story. The stories are rooted in my odyssey, my search for balance, beauty and affirmation in the telling of the tales. The series is titled Gold and Desire, because it represents my search for gold; as reverence, value, and security, as well as my struggle with the many desires; abstract and material that both compel and bind me.

The work is abstract as it evolves subconsciously. The pattern begins and I follow. The patterns and forms reference my fascination with cells, microbiology, and reproduction, and have evolved over the last 14 years into a personal visual vocabulary. I work in the moment and commit myself to the uncertainty.

 

Ad. Herzel

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