Sullivan Goss Presents: James & Linda Haggerty Phoenix Rising

Posted on Aug 12 by SEASONS Magazine

Ceramic sculpture by James & Linda Haggerty on view at Sullvan Goss Gallery.

Ceramic sculpture by James & Linda Haggerty on view at Sullivan Goss Gallery. Courtesy photo.

Out of great tragedy comes a certain beauty that only appears after a great loss. “James & Linda Haggerty Phoenix Rising,” on view through October 14, is on display at Sullivan Goss Gallery.

The idea first came into being last December as James Haggerty stood in his yard, cleaning up the ash left behind by the devastating Thomas fire. Taking a closer look, he realized that the ash could be used as a glaze in his art, so he packed up some ash in addition to Montecito mud and created beautiful ceramic pieces born from the tragedies of the fire.

 

Ceramic sculpture by James & Linda Haggerty on view at Sullvan Goss Gallery.

Ceramic sculpture by James & Linda Haggerty on view at Sullivan Goss Gallery. Courtesy photo.

The exhibit also features seven hand-crafted pieces by Linda Haggerty which employ strong metaphors about transformation, rebirth, and emotional healing in various forms ranging from phoenix feathers to the Paradigm shift.

A portion of proceeds from the work sold will be donated to the Unity Shoppe, a nonprofit dedicated to long-term assistance services to those who lack access to basic needs.

Sullivan Goss, located at 11 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit their website here or call 805/730-1460.

Samantha Lee

 

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