Goblins from the Dustbin

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Gail Trunick’s whimsical, crafty and creepy sculptures are conjured from the detritus of life’s neglected corners. It’s a type of zoölogical survey, cataloging the peculiar goblins and fantods that propagate in the junk barns and antique-shop backrooms of America.

Scary Look Within
Scary Look Within
Coming Unhinged
Coming Unhinged
Letter Be Male Man
Letter Be Male Man
Quick to the Draw
Quick to the Draw
Collage
Collage
Boogey Man (also called Childhood Nightmares) is a 3-D book and sculpture in one. It was purchased by a student from Russia and now has a home far away… just goes to show you that childhood fears and nightmares are international. (c) 2007
Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)
Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)
Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)
Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)
Boogey Man (Childhood Nightmares)
Do-It-Yourself Chiropractor
Do-It-Yourself Chiropractor
Nut Cracker
Nut Cracker
Cinderella and Her Glass Slippers
Cinderella and Her Glass Slippers
Pushing the Pedal to the Metal
Pushing the Pedal to the Metal
Everybody has a Story
Everybody has a Story
When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You
When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You
When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)
When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)
When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)
When the Devil’s Eyes are Upon You (Detail)
Pot Head
Pot Head
Baby Grand
Baby Grand
Three Women Artists (Detail)
Three Women Artists (Detail)
Three Women Artists (Detail)
Three Women Artists (Detail)
Three Women Artists
Three Women Artists
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Gail Trunick

“My clay and mixed media sculptures range from whimsical to ethereal and I strive to create work with context and meaning. My pieces tell stories, discuss events, narrate biographies and make strong statements. Making art is a problem-solving process in which texture and form are my catalyst. My work is often a metaphor for life, which is full of happiness and sadness, comings and goings, loss and recovery, upheaval and calm, forward thrusts and backward pushes. I use everything I see and dream to weave images in my minds eye into works of sculpture. My heart, my sense of humor, and my style of rendering my thoughts into three dimensions, are what make my sculptures uniquely mine. I am committed to going beyond what is in view and toward what I have yet to discover.” — Gail Trunick View a short video on Trunick: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/06/the-art-of-rust-sculptures-by-gail-trunick/276498/

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  1. Susan Green says

    I’m a fan of Gail’s work and own several pieces. Her work is fantastic–the small “Eddys” sculpture that resides on my desk at work elicits a lot of happy comments!

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