ARTmonday: Lucy Mitchell and Phil Lichtenhan

You might remember that I went to the Vineyard a couple of weeks ago for a story for Cape Cod & Islands Home. The owner of the house has some great pieces by local artists, including Lucy Mitchell. I love the way she elevates simple rocks in “White Stone Collection,” a boxed assemblage of white beach stones arranged against dictionary pages. I found a few of her other pieces online, and followed up with her dealer, Mary Etherington at Etherington Fine Art in Vineyard Haven, who says, “Lucy takes the natural world and arranges it.” Mitchell is now represented by Nye Gallery in Oak Bluffs, where her show opened this past Saturday; her first in a few years. I wasn’t able to find any images, but here are the older works.

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“White Stone Collection”

– – – Light Egg Collection

“Light Egg Collection”

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Woodland Egg Collection

“Woodland Egg Collection”

– – – lmitchell_arrangement“Arrangement”

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lmitchell_unclassified objects“Unclassified Objects”

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While I was browsing through other Vineyard gallery sites, I came across these sculptures by Phil Lichtenhan, who is represented by the Shaw Cramer Gallery in Vineyard Haven. They complement Lucy Mitchell’s work, so I included them here too.

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“Nest #2”
Found metal + handmade clay eggs

– – – nest #4“Nest #4”

Found metal + handmade clay eggs

– – – nest“Nest”
found metal + clay

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

2 thoughts on “ARTmonday: Lucy Mitchell and Phil Lichtenhan”

  1. these are inspiring and spiritually renewing. i’m interested in reading her statement, which i will look for online.
    thank you for sharing this artist’s work with readers.

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