Marty McConnaughey is a sculptural artist whose passion for a natural, organic design is evident in each piece she completes .
Proud member of:
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Knoxville
Fountain City Art Guild
Foothills Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild
It all begins with a humble gourd, most would not give it a second glance. I see it as viable means to create something unique and unexpected. The use of pine needles and other elements from nature brings an organic component that draws the viewer on a tranquil journey.
The hours I spend cleaning, scraping and sanding a gourd allows me the time to study its form, its flaws, its strengths and what will make this piece unique from others. I am compelled to create a sculpture that enhances a wide range of decors: collectors find that there is a strong element in my work that compliments their individual tastes.
I feel truly blessed for the opportunity to use what has been given to me to bring joy and inspiration to others.