2021 Symposium May 20 - June 12

Art As Part of Everyday Living

The Sculptures

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Passage

Passage was created to follow the 2015 Nashua Sculpture Symposium theme: “Reflections on the River.” Inspiration came from the Native American references to the Nashua River, a beautiful river with a pebbled bottom.

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Mother and Child

When I say mother and child, I not only refer to the biological scenario of human life but also to the life of nature, the life of the rivers of Nashua which have brought the community together in the way a mother will always bind families together.

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Connected

My starting point for this sculpture was to research the area of Nashua City which is set alongside the meeting of two rivers. I concentrated particularly on the journey of these two rivers; the Nashua and the Merrimack.

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Mirage of the Horse

Mongolia is a wonderful country with virgin lands and endless plateaus. I’ve travelled throughout my country for many years, and the beauty of its nature is in my memory forever.

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Crocodilian

Many times people carry a bag with them so that spectators can only imagine and interpret the story of what could be inside. Persons like me, who are not assertive or active, cover our behavior towards other people either intentionally or unintentionally.

La Familia

The family is central to the Latino culture. Families provide a setting for much of the growth experienced in life. In family environments, individuals love, serve, teach, and learn from each other, sharing joys and sorrows. Latino families instill in their children the importance of honor, good manners, and respect for authority and the elderly.

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A Walk Through Triumph

The lowest person has one foot on land and one foot on the block and represents an immigrant coming to the United States; the second one has each foot on a different block and shows their hard work and progression; the third one is stepping off the last block, representing moving on to the next stage of life.

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Latin American Bus

The public bus is an important feature in Central and South America. Many people do not have transportation other than the bus. The bus is an everyday necessity, especially for people of lesser means to get to school, work, and shopping.

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Turtle Island

I am Native American from the Seneca and Cayuga Nations of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Primarily located in New York State, we call ourselves Haudenosaunee, “People of the Longhouse.” The Turtle, specifically the Snapping Turtle, is the base of our culture.

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La Tortue

My work mixes the turtle shell shape and the shields in a composition of curves and angles, softness and sharpness.

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Ascending Egyptian Turtle

The turtle in ancient Egyptian philosophy represents darkness in the world. It relates to the world underneath so it is earthly. In the process of architectural development, the rough stone mass represents the earth.

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Moose Myth

There is a story told of twin moose brothers, each robust and noble, who shared the Northern Kingdom.

Ghost Wilkie

My work is an exploration of the connections I have with certain objects and stories. I am attempting to both respond to and perpetuate this exchange in hopes of reveling potential associations with no rational justifications.

Diversity

This year’s theme, Diversity, is reflected in our design through an interpretation of the globe and structures that emanate from it that represent the seven continents.