When I first saw this image – it stopped me in my tracks. The words Daphne wrote about “Reaching” really resonated with me. This pandemic has gone on now over one year. By now, most of us know someone who has had COVID-19 and has struggled with it, in the best case scenarios. Who ever would have thought that a year later this would still be here and even worse than ever? Read Daphne’s words, you’ll know what I mean!
Art, whether it’s painting, sculpture, or any other form, soothes the soul. It does so in the best of ways. To me, this small sculpture (you can hold it in the palm of your hand) is powerful. It’s HOPE that this nightmare will be over and that there is light at the end of the (very long) tunnel. #priceless
I love what Daphne posted on Facebook describing “Reaching” – her words here:
This little bronze piece is titled “Reaching” She is waking from a dream, stretching and ready to begin a new day. I first started working on her last spring and imagined how good it would feel to “wake” from the nightmare of the pandemic! This is a signed limited edition casting. I will be putting her on the www.edisonstudio04852.com website soon.-Daphne Pulsifer
See more of Daphne’s work via these links:
Before arriving on Monhegan Island in 1983, Daphne studied architecture at Carnegie-Mellon University. The skills she learned at the university became the foundation for the two-dimensional and sculptural artwork she has created over the years. As a student she was required to purchase tools for carving wood blocks in a printmaking class; she still carves with those tools and considers them cherished possessions.
During her early years on Monhegan, the subject matter and inspiration for Daphne’s art was influenced by the births of her four children, subsequent childrearing and the homebuilding project she and her husband initiated on Manana Island. These precious experiences continue to inform her work.
In 1997 she and her family began wintering in Kennebunkport, Maine.
In 2000 Daphne studied with John Ventimiglia at Maine College of Art. Over the years her commissioned work has included bronze sculpture, residential design, custom wood carving and furniture. She is co-founder and owner of Femme Fatile llc, which specializes in creating art installations in tile. Her current relationship with the Green Foundry, in Eliot, Maine, has allowed her to complete a growing number of bronze sculptures.
✍️ Until next time…