Artist

Lucinda Shmulsky
New Marlborough, Massachusetts

Lucinda Shmulsky’s studio sprawls out into four areas of her New Malborough, Massachusetts home, including the woodshed, garage, and cellar. The rooms are filled with rustic antiques and metal parts, which she collects to create her unique sculptures. Like the readymades of the early 20th century, Lucinda reworks ordinary objects into art. However, unlike Marcel Duchamp, who showed an indifference towards the objects he choose, Lucinda’s sculptures demonstrate an appreciation and reverence for the past. She is fascinated by the history of the objects she happens upon, such as the origin of the mandolin, and the antique bellows once used by blacksmiths. She personifies them to represent something quaint and nostalgic about the past, something lost in our high-tech, fast-moving present. They are a tribute to American industrialism, with an appropriate sense of kitsch and humor.

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Park Bench
by LUCINDA SHMULSKY


Sculpture on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2016

37" h x 41" w x 14" d
24 lbs. 2 oz.

$1,550


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The inspiration for this sculpture was to capture the nostalgia of a simpler time; that predates the digital age, when friends actually had the leisure time to meet in person in an unhurried atmosphere. The salvaged figures sit vertically on the horizontal plane, emitting a quiet, contemplative mood among confidants; perhaps discussing world events of the day.  

The vintage maple bookshelf is capped at each end with a simple wrought iron design, suggestive of a park bench. The two antique architectural columns are topped off with a wooden milliners hat from the turn of the century. 

The antique architectural columns have been reinforced with 1/4“ maple plywood on the back and two brass D rings have been installed 16 inches on center for hanging on the wall. The two screws or nails in the wall will have to project out about 1/2" to catch the hanging brackets. The front of the columns have been coated with a thin layer of clear matte varnish to hold the green paint firmly in place.

The sculpture is 32" H x 35.5" W x 9"D. It weighs about 25 pounds.

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