A group of thirty ceramic birds have flocked to the Garment District Space for Public Art. Endlings: The first, and last of their kind is an installation made up of hand-built, folk-art inspired birds created by Pennsylvania artist Laurie Carretta-Scupp. Scupp was inspired to craft these creatures by watching birds from her studio as they fluttered around her backyard, sang songs, and made abrupt flights and landings. Each of the three-dimensional figures represents a specific character within the story Scupp is telling throughout the installation.
Scupp’s work is often influenced by fairytales, folklore and nature. It seeps into every aspect of a piece, from the theme and subject matter to the materials she uses, like the earthy clay used to make these birds. The material also reflects an acknowledgement of environmental responsibilities, and a “celebration of the intrinsic beauty in which these subjects both embody and inspire.”
See it here at https://untappedcities.com/2019/06/01/13-new-outdoor-art-installations-not-to-miss-in-nyc-this-june-2019/13/ !!!
"NEW YORK, NY.- The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing 30 hand-built, folk-art inspired ceramic pieces representing the intricate interplay and personalities of backyard birds. Created by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp, the installation is titled Endlings: The first, and last, of their kind.
Spring has finally arrived at River-Horse Studio! Despite the snow on the ground, signs of growth are apparent. Robins populate the trees, snowdrops have bloomed, and tulips and daffodils are dotting the landscape . They bring hope for warm weather and the return of some of my favorite critters: bears, rabbits, and groundhogs. These aspects have influenced my new collection, which features animals and bright, bold colors. This work will be available at Lisa Naples' Spring Studio and Classroom Sale this May in Doylestown, PA, as well as New Hope Atelier, in New Hope, PA. Please visit the EVENTS tab to see maps and addresses for these venues. You can also view this work on my GALLERY page. Happy Spring!
Here are some samples of new artwork that I will be showing at Art on the Hill during the month of August. Details about the show can be found on my "Events" tab, and more work can be found on my "Gallery" tab.
I hope you enjoy my new collection!
Welcome to my website!
Currently, I am busy making clay objects for my upcoming show at Art on the Hill in Souderton, PA. The exhibit will run the entire month of August with a mix of illustrated work and glazed pieces.
My pieces this summer have been inspired by my trips to the ocean and my time at home with my family. The illustrated pieces each have a fun narrative related to the sea and the creatures living there. Some plates and bowls show humorous images of the interaction between people and various whales, piranhas, and sharks! Other items make reference to the magic of life at home and the simplicity of everyday life.
I hope you enjoy taking a peek at my new collection.