This month, we`re spotlighting artist, Stephen De Staebler, whose bronze sculpture, "Single Winged Figure on Plinth," is on display on The Madrona`s enchanting grounds. Handpicked by Lisa Chadwick of @DolbyChadwickGallery, the curator of the hotel`s extraordinary art collection, this ethereal piece seems to defy gravity, floating upwards while remaining firmly grounded. Created in the artist`s final year, it could be interpreted as his elegy to the time he spent on earth.
Initially working primarily with clay in the first part of his career, De Staebler began experimenting with bronze in the late 1970s. His approach to casting embraced clay`s organic malleability, transforming fragments of clay and wax arms, legs, and wings, into bronze. Through creating assemblages from this library of bronze fragments, De Staebler developed a signature aesthetic recognized today as uniquely his own.
His art captures the essence of transitions, bridging nature and culture, life and death, and matter and spirit. The otherworldly quality of his sculptures, like "Single Winged Figure on Plinth," reflects humanity`s quest for eternal connections and showcases his distinctive artistic legacy.
Visit @themadrona to experience the depth and beauty of De Staebler`s art up close! #JayJeffers #DolbyChadwickGallery #BehindTheMadrona