ST. GEORGE — On July 30, Banjie Getsinger Nicholas will be the featured artist in a show of paintings, drawings and sculpture at Hedgerow Gallery in the Martinsville section of St. George.
Best known for her intricately detailed renderings of nests, rocks, birds and other features of the natural world, with this show Nicholas has added three-dimensional creations that are a product of her lengthy forays into the winter woods during the coronavirus pandemic.
“What I call my ‘Woodland Sculptures’ are created using several species of bracket, or shelf fungus, and decorated with mosses, birch bark, lichens, leaves and feathers,” Nicholas says. “I chose the materials, none of which are endangered, because for the most part they retain their characteristics even when dry.”
Nicholas plans to intersperse her Woodland Sculptures with her drawings and paintings throughout the Hedgerow Gallery space.
“I’ve loved the chance summer brings to take in the details of the shore—like the bleached bone I found a few weeks ago, which I’ve added to a composition featuring a seagull called ‘Bird Bone Feather’ that will be in the show,” she says. “The winter woods sculptures make a nice counterpoint to those summertime images.”
Nicholas’ show runs through August 8. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hedgerow Gallery is located at 8 Ridge Road at the corner of Ridge Road and Route 131 on the St. George Peninsula. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information go to hedgerowdesign.com