The Five of Us.
Materials: Wood, paper, glass, PVC
Hanger style: keyhole. Backer style: easel
Based on the artwork of Sharon Nowlan. Sharon grew up drawing, painting, and creating in a broad range of media inspired by the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. But it wasn’t until she became a mother that the expansive seascape and landscape were brought into a tighter focus.
It started with a trip to the beach with her three-year-old son. After gathering a pocket full of small, sea-washed pebbles, she artfully arranged the pebbles to create a small tableau depicting a grandmother and child. The notion that a clutch of small, cold stones could convey such warm emotions struck a chord within Sharon.
Over the years, Sharon’s designs have evolved to include other natural objects including shells, twigs, driftwood and bits of sea glass…but it all began with a handful of pebbles.