Larry Ringgold

Chesapeake Beach, VA

 

Woodworker/cabinetmaker 48 yrs. As a lifetime resident of the Chesapeake Bay, beach combing has always been a major pastime. Walking the many beaches of the Chesapeake watershed searching for that perfectly shaped piece of driftwood has become my life’s passion. Now I incorporate the variety of shapes and textures in my art to create sculptures from the natural and mythical worlds. These sculptures attempt to demonstrate life and movement while highlighting the majestic beauty of the driftwood.

My sculptures cover a menagerie of subjects from mermaids and centaurs to horses, foxes, sea turtles to herons and eagles. All sculptures are treated are thoroughly cleaned and treated with
a paraffin‐based preservative.

Graduate of St. Mary’s College
Graduate work, Chico State University, University of Maryland Industrial Arts/ Vocational Carpentry, Instructor 33 yrs.