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Walking the Stone's Path:

An Installation by Loreen Barry
at Quicksilver

September 2—October 9, 2005

The stone is central to the theme of Loreen Barry’s exhibition Walking the Stone’s Path, opening at the Quicksilver Mine Co. on September 2nd. Following her two other solo installations in Sonoma County, Stations Along the Way at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Way of the Serpent at Quicksilver’s former Sebastopol location, this show is a continuation of Barry’s artistic quest to find a balance between the inner symbolic world and the structural reality of the natural world. Walking the Stone’s Path continues at Quicksilver through October 9th.

"2-Stone" by Loreen Barry

"2-Stone," gourd, stick, eggshell, stone, 6-1/2" X 5-1/2" X 2"

"The Path belongs to the Stone, it is nature’s path and its way is not determined by our will alone. By following the Stone’s Path, we can learn what nature has to teach us," says Barry. "If you look closely at a stone, you can see rivers, mountains and other natural formations. A stone is permanent, enduring, ancient. It can be seen as a fixed center to find enlightenment, a place of indwelling divinity, or a marker of that which is sacred or loved." For this exhibit, Barry’s vision takes form through her use of collected rocks, bones, eggshell, beads, gourds, feathers, bamboo and paper, wooden and metal objects, material and thread, as she creates objects within an environment expressing her deep personal connection to the Stone. "For me, it is a transcendental-empirical symbol for the union of mind and matter, essence and form, inner and outer," she says.

"Sacred Ossuary" by Loreen Barry

"Sacred Ossuary," 2004, mixed media, 5" X 8-1/2" X 5"

In conjunction with her installation, Loreen Barry will present two intimate "walkabouts" inviting viewers to walk the Stone’s Path with her in the Gallery. Scheduled for Thursday September 22nd at 7 p.m., and Sunday October 9th at 3 in the afternoon, these special events are free of charge and open to all.

More about Loreen


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"Gour and Three Sticks,"by Loreen Barry
"Gourd and Three Sticks," 2004,
gourd, sticks, mixed media,
15" X 9" X 6"


A reception for Loreen Barry will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 4—6 p.m.

Bakers Dozen 2011 Show


"Stones and Paper" by Loreen Barry
"Stones and Paper," 2003,
stone, paper, 8" X 8" X 8"




"Shadow Keeper" by Loreen Barry
"Shadow Keeper," 2004,
gourd, sticks, mixed media,
9" X 10" X 10"