Flowers and Tears

Petula Pettman May 30 – July 25, 2013 ,


The Vernon Public Art Gallery is proud to present the work of Petula Pettman, a West Kelowna based artist with a prolific studio practice of stone carving. She apprenticed under the guidance of her father and artist Clifford Pettman who introduced her to the various carving techniques and the knowledge of different types of stones. Pettman’s artistic practice now spans nearly three decades, and her work is in many corporate and private collections around the world. Primarily sculpting in stone, Pettman produced a body of stone sculptures for this exhibition with narratives which reference nature, spiritual values, and her Métis cultural background. Her approach to stone carving results in lyrical compositions with a strong emotional and spiritual undertones and the clarity of sculptural forms.

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