Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor opened for the season May 29 with a show featuring sculptor Don Best. In this most recent body of work, Don uses an art form that has been around for over 6,000 years: Relief Sculpture. These visual narratives are told through his passion for animals. Married to a veterinarian, Don has long used cats and dogs for subjects in his work.
Don has a BFA from the Maine College of Art and has done extensive studies in wood at Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle. Inspired by his study of Maine wild life, his sculptures include life size wall pieces of herons, loons, hawks and owls.
“One of the powerful aspects of relief is its relationship to narrative. Combining the best of painting, drawing and sculpture, the artist can choose, compose, and balance these elements.”
~Eugene Daub, Sculpture Review, Spring 2016
The gallery is open daily from 11-5:30. www.littlefieldgallery.com