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Sheila Ganch

1625 N. burling
Chicago, IL 60614, U.S.A.
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Phone: 6307400585

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Sculpture is one of my many passions. As a wife, mother, teacher and inveterate world traveler, I am grateful for how those experiences help shape my work. I love experimenting with different materials – e.g. – my early pieces evolved from bronze into thin lead forms treated with metal dyes and patinas. While I enjoyed working with metal, its lack of malleability was ultimately constricting. I found exactly what I was looking for when I switched to working with clay. Its responsiveness makes anything seem possible and its texture gives me a greater sense of being more directly connected to the Earth.

Although my sculptures spring from a contemporary reality, I’ve tried to create ancient-looking surfaces in an effort to define our timeless human connection to the Earth.