My mother-in-law introduced me to the fanciful marine-inspired art of New York City artist Sarah Lutz when over Thanksgiving 2012 she brought me to the the Miranda Arts Project Space to see the installation Interplay, a collaborative work by Beth Dary and Sarah Lutz. This marine-inspired art installation mapped out the sea levels of Port Chester, New York waterways—past, present, and future—using sculpture, painting, drawing, and collage. I loved it; the overall concept and look, and the close-in details. (You can see my blog post about it here.)
I’ve since met Sarah Lutz on the Cape, where she spends summers, and have been tempted by her pieces at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. Her current exhibition Tales from the Garden . . . And Other Mythologies is currently on display the Mercy Gallery at the Loomis Chaffee School, where Lutz is an alum. The scale of the pieces is much larger, thanks to the freedom she found in her new, larger studio.
Here is a mix of work Sarah Lutz’s show at Loomis Chaffee, as well as the marine-inspired art of hers displayed in my living room.
Origin | Rapture
Fissure (Mint Balls), 2014
Aegean Cluster, 2012
Sidewalk Series No. 2
County Fair, 2012
Hanging Garden Series X, 2013
Cenote Series No. 6
Pan’s Reverie No. 1
Surge Series 2
in collaboration with Beth Dary
Surge Series 10
Sarah Lutz + Beth Dary
Surge Series 1o on the shelf in my living room.
Mercy Gallery at Loomis Chaffee School