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Sybil Maimin



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Contact - email: elmaim@worldnet.att.net

Sybil Maimin works in clay and produces abstract figures, geometric assemblages, and cubes embedded with mask-like faces. After firing, she adds a rich patina to the sculptures by rubbing and blending oil paints from a wide palate into the surfaces. The pieces average 12 to 16 inches high and 8 to 15 inches wide, a perfect size for pedestal or tabletop placement. Each sculpture sits on an unattached wood base.

Clay is a very sympathetic partner. Because it is so malleable, the medium is wonderfully responsive to the artist, encouraging full and free expression. The three-dimensional forms that emerge from Maimin's creative explorations are modernist in style and draw upon a broad vocabulary of geometric shapes. Architectural references can frequently be seen. The strong, carefully crafted forms hint at possible meanings but leave final interpretations to the observer. The abstract figures suggest ideas about relationships—about the tensions between connections and separateness. Cityscapes and habitats may be seen in some of the assemblages. The cubes are fronted by cartoon-like images that hint at emotions hidden beneath. The sculptures are non-representational but very personal. Each is unique, has a good command of its space, and engages the viewer.

Sybil Maimin's work has been exhibited in the Eastern United States from Vermont to Georgia with a concentration of shows in the New York metropolitan region. Several pieces have won prizes in juried shows. Her sculpture can be found in collections around the world.

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