Wild Views Virtual Exhibition: Mixed Media

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is proud to debut its first Virtual Volunteer and Staff Art Show, Wild Views. To go to main exhibition page, click here.

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Mixed Media




Life on the Food Chain

Artist: Valerie Sauban

Lindsay Department: Education

Medium: Fabric quilt

Dimensions: 30″ x 40″

Artist Statement: We need insects to pollinate our food, flowers, and trees. We tend to think of bugs as being good or bad. For example, we don’t like it when caterpillars eat our plants but some of those caterpillars turn into butterflies who then pollinate our crops. Honeybees are on the decline due to pesticides and monoculture. We will need these other pollinators if honeybee colonies continue to decline. Nature has its own checks and balances. Prominent on this quilt is the praying mantis who is at the top of the food chain in the insect kingdom. The mantis keeps other bugs in check naturally. The large-scale of the insects is to emphasize their importance in the web of life.




View from Mt. Diablo

Artist: Valerie Sauban

Lindsay Department: Education

Medium: Fabric quilt

Dimensions: 80″ x 80″

Artist Statement: This quilt was inspired by all the hikes I took on Mount Diablo, in Castle Rock Park, and all the open spaces of Contra Costa County. I hiked with my son Seth, rode horses with my daughter Lauren and sauntered with my dog Sophie through all the open spaces I could find. This quilt is an attempt to chronicle in cloth all the plants and animals that I met on these adventures.




Dragonfly bathroom set

Artist: Sally Shute

Lindsay Department: Education and Animal Encounter

Medium: Glazed ceramic

Dimensions: (Items left to right) 10”x7”x 9.5”;  9”x8.5”x.5”; 5.25”x5”x6”

Artist Statement: I have become fascinated with dragonflies for all their beauty, delicacy, talent, and personality. Dragonflies are powerful and agile fliers, capable of propelling themselves in six directions: upward, downward, forward, backward, to left, and to right. As a symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, I have been inspired to duplicate their image through art to become a mirror mentor to my own spiritual evolution. Creating utilitarian vessels was to help remind me of the higher functions of being human in an environment that embraces the basic needs, the bathroom.





Feline Tree Spirit

Artist: Sally Shute

Lindsay Department: Education and Animal Encounter

Medium: Glazed ceramic

Dimensions: 10.5” x 9” x 7”

Artist Statement: As a guardian of many cats in my life, each cat has a special personality and relationship with me. There are ways to pay homage to the life of one of your special creatures and for my cat, Bamboo, I chose to create a sculpture of him as a tree spirit to wrap around the trunk of a tree. We are all one with nature and it is to nature that our physical form returns while our spirits continue on.




Holding the Beauty of Flowers

Artist: Sally Shute

Lindsay Department: Education and Animal Encounter

Medium: Ceramic

Dimensions: 6.5” x 5” x 5”

Artist Statement: I am enamored with the onset of spring with the rebirth of nature. It is from the formation of a bud to the gradual unfolding of a leaf or flower that feels like such a miracle to me. While I have captured many photographic images, representing the delicacy of a flower in clay was quite a challenge. I chose to create two cylinders like buds and to peel away each petal until it reached the fullness of two open flowers. I added the hands to embrace the beauty of the flowers.





Artist: Sid Hayes

Lindsay Department: Hospital

Medium: Mosaic — glass and concrete

Dimensions: 20” x 10” x 8”

Artist Statement: I created this piece about four years ago shortly after taking a lightweight concrete sculpture class. When I started sculpting, I decided at the last minute to do a hummingbird caricature based on the hummingbird home care I was providing for the Lindsay hospital. I finished it with glass mosaic tile, a medium I’ve been working with for about ten years. The name Xantus just sounded cool!