Visitors to the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library gallery are encouraged to find Abundance! a collection of new paper cuttings by Branford artist Martha Link Walsh, on display from Friday, October 26 – Tuesday, November 20. Walsh and fine art photographer Gaile Ramey will host an Opening Reception on Sunday, November 4, 4-6pm as part of this joint exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library. Martha will also give an Artist’s Talk on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm to talk about her inspiration and process for the two dozen images on display.
The dictionary describes abundance as a relative degree of plentifulness, an overflowing of riches. It’s an apt title for Walsh’s collection of new works which burst from their frames with an exuberance of color and a depth of meaning. Anyone familiar with Walsh’s paper cuttings knows that they are layered in symbolism as well as texture and shadow, but the surprise in this new collection is the amount of brilliant colors used throughout. From the title piece, Abundance!, to her detailed renditions of flora and fauna, Walsh explains that “I hold deep gratitude for abundance – from the ever-present support of family, friends and loyal customers to the ongoing creative inspirations for my art. Color seems the most appropriate way to express that sense of plenty.”
Sponsored by the Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library.
The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library is located at 146 Thimble Islands Road, Branford, CT 06405. For more information, please contact Martha Link Walsh, (203) 481-3505, www.marthalinkwalsh.com.
IMAGE: Abundance!, Martha Link Walsh, cut paper art, 31″ x 31″, 2018.