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Artist shows lamp creations at the Island Gallery

The Island Gallery presents Sculptural Illuminations by L. Wendy Dunder through June 30 at the gallery.

Dunder of Portland, Ore. is a professional watercolor and acrylic painter, known for depicting landscapes, still life, animals and people. Her focus has recently shifted to creating sculptural lamps of bent wood and laminated paper.

"Currently I have returned to my first artistic love, sculpture," Dunder said. "Once again it is light I crave. The lamps I create are sculptures with a purpose."

"They are made of wood strips cut thin on the table saw, bent into shape and held with hoops and clothespins, as each strip is glued in place. It takes a long time because glue joints must dry before more are added," she explained. "When the shape is complete, the skin of small pieces of tissue paper are painted on with diluted white glue. About 10 layers with attendant drying time make a surprisingly tough translucent skin."

The Island Gallery is at 400 Winslow Way E.

For more information, call 206-780-9500 or visit www.theislandgallery.net/shop.

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