A Lunenburg Mermaid's Tail
From her studio and gallery in a converted salt-fish warehouse on Lunenburg's waterfront, Laurie Fisher Huck, an ex-pat American artist, is garnering a growing international audience for her whimsical paintings and painted metal sculptures.
Beau Bridges, the actor, has recently become one of her better-known patrons. In Nova Scotia to film "Songs in Ordinary Time", Mr. Bridges learned of Ms. Fisher Huck's "Gracie the Mermaid" series of sculptures and weathervanes, and travelled to Lunenburg during a break in filming to see the artist's work. It seems that Mr. Bridges shares a keen interest in these mythical sea nymphs with the artist, and was so taken with Ms. Fisher Huck's whimsical sirens that he commissioned three mermaids on the spot, to be hung in his sea-side home in the Hawaiian Islands.
Ms. Fisher Huck's work is full of colour and humour. She credits influences in her work from aboriginal art found in the Australian outback - where she taught for more than 10 years, following graduation from the University of Kansas - as well as the folk art found along the coasts of Nova Scotia, where she has lived for the past seven. Much of her current work is in the medium of painted steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.
Ms. Fisher Huck's work is on permanent display at the Lunenburg Forge + Metalworks Gallery, 146 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg; and can also be seen at the Gallery Shop of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
For further information, contact:
Christopher or Laurie Huck