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The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here | Ann P. Lehman

The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here is a writing project by author/artist Jacquelyn Gleisner, who will interview a range of artists from different backgrounds and ages to present a nuanced picture of how artists change over the span of their careers. This project is one of our Older but Younger Special Commissions.

“From Ann Lehman’s studio, a screen door leads outside where a poof of a young pine tree grows near a chair welded together from horseshoes. Other sculptures are scattered around this patio, too. The remnants of a commissioned work for the Girl Scouts rests against a wall. A geometric gate at the top of a short staircase was designed and fabricated by Lehman. Elsewhere on her property, a curlicue form ends with an arrow pointing to the ground. This sculpture is reminiscent of another one of her pieces called Intersections (1980), a nine-foot-tall steel sculpture painted red on Whitney Avenue in downtown New Haven.” Continue Reading on Connecticut Art Review

Artspace will print excerpts from these interviews in a section of the printed City-Wide Open Studios guide, and the full interviews will be available on Gleisner’s online art blog, Connecticut Art Review.