Sea Lives: Works of Sonja Weber Gilkey
September 5, 2012
Sea Lives is a new exhibit featuring the works of Maine artist Sonja Weber Gilkey that opens at Maine Maritime Museum, Saturday, September 8 and will be on view through Sunday October 21.
The exhibit explores the intertwined nature of the ocean-inspired sculptural works of Weber Gilkey, who has lived and worked among the people and nature of the coast for over 50 years. Her life and art is profoundly influenced by the stories of lives working at sea, and the life and beauty of maritime Maine.
Using lobster traps, fishing line and nets, wood, shells of oysters and mussels, rope, and other found ocean materials, Weber Gilkey conveys both the changing nature and importance of the oceans in our lives through the vehicle of her sculpture.