Listen to Hear:  Oeno Gallery Sculpture Garden

Listen to Hear engages the idea of listening. Do we listen, do we hear? Ultimately we hear sound, but listening constructs meaning. Silence too is a part of listening.

Singing Bowls Whisper, Murmur, Chant, and Sing evoke specific sounds through the words that are laser-cut in the rim of the singing bowl. The evocative and lyrical aspect of these words directs our thoughts to the emotive quality of specific sounds, enhanced by the rhythm of the abstract marks.

Singing Bowls Cerulean and Ultramarine Sky reflect the heavens within the meditative connection.

Singing Bowls Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Moon and Mercury offer the connection to the meditative aspects of traditional singing bowls, the large scale amplifying this connection without shouting. The perfect hemisphere of the bowl, the inclusive reality of the circle, and the richness of the metals and their reflective glow ground this exhibition in the meditative moment – listen – center oneself – heal.

Head To Ear and Silent the head fragment as vehicle reflects aspects of listening - the ear is dislocated from the head and placed in front of the lips so there is no impediment to hearing and the lips are silent to allow time for listening.


Title, Medium and Dimensions

Singing Bowls Whisper, Murmur, Chant and Sing

Singing Bowl Cerulean Sky, Stainless Steel, Paint, 1.1 m dia and .8 m dia

Singing Bowl Ultramarine Sky, Stainless Steel, Paint, 1.1 m dia and .8 m dia

Singing Bowl Mars, Stainless Steel, Paint, 1.1 m dia

Singing Bowls Jupiter, Moon, Mercury, Stainless Steel, Paint, 1.1 m dia, .8 m dia, .45 m dia

Singing Bowl Venus, Bronze, .8 m dia

Head to Ear, Bronze, .6 m h x .75 m w x variable d

Silent, Bronze, .3 m h x .6 m w x .15 m d


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