Natchitoches, LA (KMSS) — Two sculptures by Michael Yankowski, a professor of art in Northwestern State University’s Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts/Department of Fine and Graphic Art, were accepted into the fourth annual Mighty Tieton 10 x 10 x 10 gallery exhibition, an international juried art competition. Artwork can be no larger than 10 inches in any direction.
Yankowski’s pieces, “Peccatta Mundi” and “Providence,” are religious in nature and meticulously crafted.
“’Peccatta Mundi,’ or ‘Sins of the World’ presents three spikes suspended over a golden almond, an ancient symbol of Christ,” Yankowski explained. “’Providence’ displays an arrowhead , suggestive of the Sword of Damocles, suspended over three eggs and three wishbones implying the fine line between life and death. Both sculptures are constructed of oak and exotic woods with found and fabricated objects.”
Jurors Linda Tessner of Louis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., and Justin Gibbens of Punch Gallery, Seattle, Wash., selected works from over 600 entries. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 19 at the Mighty Tieton Gallery in Tieton, Washington. For more information, visit mightytieton.com.