These four works by sculptor Cathy Perry of Lewisburg, Kentucky are part of the 2018 Salisbury Sculpture Show. Cathy’s exploration of twisting and manipulating steel, and embellishing the resulting forms with natural material cast into aluminum and bronze, were inspired by familial relationships and her passionate love of nature. She offers that, "the sculptures express families entwined, interwoven, and surviving together."
Her sculptures are representative of her growing up on a farm in southwestern Kentucky with her mother and five sisters. Vivid memories of both working and relaxing amid the flowering and vegetable-producing plants, recall the senses of sight, smell, feeling, and sound of birds, insects, breezes, and burbling water. Each moment of attention paid to Cathy’s creations reveals continual surprises of the residents that inhabit the shelter of each twining female figure.
Cathy Perry earned three degrees over nine years, the most recent being an MFA, Visual Studies, Sculpture from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. A BFA, Visual Studies, Sculpture & Textiles from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, closely followed a BA in Business Administration from Kentucky’s Lindsey Wilson College.
Cathy has exhibited her sculptures, every year from 2009 to the present, at numerous venues in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina and Virginia.