Sherry Owens, Texas Sculpture Group

From Dallas, Texas

Artist Statement:

Remnants of personal stories, visions and observations in nature are the driving forces in my work. I believe what we see and do in our daily lives leaves a mark on our planet. It is the direct impact of human activities on the natural world which is often visualized in my artistic practice. I create connections with nature using collected trees--crepe myrtles found along the side of the road. Each stick is hand-carved and cut to fit, then laid in place and secured with a small myrtle peg. The work is labor intensive and the importance of detail and evidence of my hand in the work takes precedence in my interaction with materials.

Artist Biography:

Sherry Owens, a native Texan, lives and works in Dallas and received a BFA from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest. Recent solo exhibitions include The Grace Museum in Abilene, Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, the Martin Museum of Art in Waco, and a two-person site specific installation at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum in Austin, Texas. She has completed several large public art projects, including a large-scale bronze through the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas and a monumental commission for the Ben E Keith Company, also in Dallas. She was the recipient of the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, was the West Texas Triangle artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five west Texas museums, and received the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014.