gallery ten

2nd Saturday Gallery Reception & Holiday Celebration:
December 12, 5 pm to 8 pm

December 2015

Laura Pope
The Alchemy of Metaphor

Laura Pope, A Mighty Fortress
"A Mighty Fortress"
Laura Pope, Let Me Count the Ways
"Let Me Count the Ways"

Art has been the piper that led me down a path of woodworking, silversmithing,  and painting. For years I decided what the work should be. Now work is informing me where it wants to go. Art has become therapy and teacher, revealing in seemingly unplanned ways what is important. The mixed-media sculptures speak to personal and cultural identity. Newer work points to the loss we have all suffered from gender bias and the need for women to reclaim their voice and power. Sculpting has engaged all the experience and techniques learned through woodworking, metal working and painting, which is delightful and satisfying. The “City Series” paintings give glimpses of the ways we humans connect. Gesture, touch and proximity indicate much about our exchanges, more than we are consciously aware of. I am just now jumping into a new way of painting that is looser and can allow me more fluidity to create work that has been in a “landing pattern.” I am excited to see what comes next.

— Laura Pope


Laura Pope, Late Afternoon
"Late Afternoon"
Laura Pope, Going Up
"Going Up"


For 20 years, LAURA POPE participated in the Laguna Sawdust Festival and the Laguna  Beach Festival of Arts with woodworking, jewelry and painting. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Southern California, Texas and Japan. In Mendocino her work has been seen in Northcoast Artists” Gallery, Oddfellows’ Hall, the Mendocino Art Center, Highlight Gallery, Mendocino Jewelry Studio, and the Miasa Sister City Show. She has had the honor of being the 2009 Art in the Gardens artist and the 2013 Winesong! artist. Currently her work can be seen at the Mendo Bistro in Fort Bragg, the Scharffenberger tasting room in Philo, and on her website.