Featured Artist: WALKER SILSBEE ART
I find joy in creating. When my work is focused on social and environmental issues I find a particularly deep satisfaction.
Though her face has been scarred by an acid attack her dignity prevails.
This piece is a mythological constellation of spiritual traditions from the Native Americans to Taoism. This old turtle carries the cosmos on her back in the center of the Lotus.
Between 30,000 and 35,000 elephants are killed each year by poachers. Each tusk in this sculpture represents 100 elephants. The small tusks were made by participants in meditation.
Walker Silsbee is a retired therapist and the designer and creator of a carbon neutral retreat center near Asheville. She has always had a deep interest in the relationship between people, the earth and it’s many living creatures.
Walker’s sculptural ceramic work includes multi media materials and focuses on the miracles of life and our current environmental crises. She recently sculpted a life size Galapagos Tortoise including symbology from the entire evolution of the planet. Other past works bring to life issues such as wildlife poaching, species extinction and the colony collapse disorder of honeybees. All feature animals; most include elements of clocks (reminding us to wake up) and the lotus (to remind us of the sacredness of life.)
Walker’s work seeks a balance of attention between the complex issues that are facing our planet and the deep connection we have when we are aware of the beauty that surrounds us. Click to visit my website Walker Silsbee Art