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Vitality of Life: Sculptures and Drawings by Lori Shorin

About the Exhibit

Through November 28, 2015

From the artist: My sculptures can more adequately describe to you how the human form and spirit inspires me, more so than can my words. However, the following is what I can tell you about what moves me to create:

The vitality of life expressed in the face and body gets my attention. The eyes are of particular inspiration to me, for their capacity to convey deep, inner, human expressiveness – both emotional and spiritual. While the human condition is a catalyst for the conceptual aspect of my work the process of finding those qualities that are uniquely special to an individual and yet common to all people is very fulfilling. Many of my life questions are related to universal interconnectedness in the physical, mental and metaphysical realms. These queries give rise to ideas for new work, and when realized, feel like answers.

I have gathered and organized a lot of information about the human form in my mind, which fuels my creative intuition. Through my observations in my daily practice, love of science, personal introspection and meditation, the physical and spiritual realms merge together harmoniously.

All of nature inspires me, but to me the human form and the spirit housed within it, has my full interest; that’s the bottom line.

About the Artist

Lori Shorin grew up embracing different cultures having grown up in New York, Belgium and Florida. Her work has always been inspired by change for social good. Mobile and site-specific installation, soft sculpture, plexi-glass, various painting and drawing mediums are some of the materials she has explored throughout her creative career. While most of these works were primarily stylized and conceptual in nature, in 2005, she was inspired to create realistic figurative sculptures to express new ideas. She studied the human form at the Florence Academy of Art. A portion of the proceeds from sales of her work goes to the Self Realization Fellowship to support their goals and ideals of unity of all religions and to teach individuals to know their highest Self through the science of meditation. In addition to her studio practice, Lori teaches at The School of Visual Art in New York City and holds periodic workshops at the Art Students League and other venues. Lori is represented by Sirona Fine Art in Hallendale, Florida and the Principle Gallery of Fine Art in Charleston South Carolina. Her works are in the permanent collection of the Mariposa Museum of International Culture (NH).