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“Stranger” collaboration resulting in sculpted human head comes to Silverton July 10-14, 2012

A long-distance collaboration between writer Heather Spears, sculptor Elly Scheepens and photographer Virginia Boyd has resulted in a unique multi-media work of art.

The body of work Spears titled “Stranger” is the result of a collaboration between the three artists, with Spears directing, through detailed notes, how to sculpt a human head from her residence in Copenhagen.

On the other end of the project, sculptor Elly Scheepens and photographer Virginia Boyd, who live in New Denver, followed Heather’s detailed written instructions over several sessions, photographing the process. The photographs replay the steps, then lift the image into something truly human.

“Students of medicine, art, science and philosophy would find this exhibit most valuable,” commented Spears.