174 - “Life Journey to Eternal Dance”, Jo Stealey, Value: $1,500

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Cast and molded paper.

"Materials processed from the natural environment have been used for their associations with the life cycle as well as notions of fragility and strength. These materials, processes and ideas blend to connect us to the cycles of life and the balance needed to sustain all life. Flax, abaca, and other materials gathered from nature are beaten to form paper, while river willow, harvested from my environment provide armatures for many of the sculptural works."

Dimensions: 20.5" h x 6" w


Jo Stealey is a nationally recognized artist known for her mixed media sculpture and collages utilizing handmade paper. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally appearing in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is a contributing author for the International Surface Design Journal and the National Basketry Organization’s Quarterly Review. In addition to her studio practice teaches workshops, curates exhibitions and, lectures on contemporary A fiberart. Most recently she co-curated Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, traveling the country 2017-2020. She is professor of art at the University of Missouri, where she currently serves as the founding director for the School of Visual Studies. She draws much of the inspiration for her work from the Mid-Missouri rural environment where she lives.


Catalog number 174

Value: $1,500
Bidding ended: 3:00pm, 20 May 20213:00pm, Thursday 20 May 2021America/New York


Bidder Time Bid
mjeckhart 2:51pm 20 May 2021 $500
bobward 8:59am 20 May 2021 $400
baskets 3:20pm 11 May 2021 $300