Now at Imprint Gallery - Inspiration from the Beach

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We don't need much of an excuse to visit Cannon Beach, it's beautiful! Luckily, you can also see my sculpture in this fantastic Oregon coastal town. Imprint, a new gallery and print studio there has a selection of music boxes and special one of a kind sculptures.

Bowl No. Twenty - sterling silver and brass, 6" x 12" x 11"

Bowl No. Twenty - sterling silver and brass, 6" x 12" x 11"


If you are familiar with my work, you know I'm often inspired by nature and the oddities found while walking on the beach or hiking in the mountains. So it's pertinent that this piece found it's way to the coast... It was inspired by the egg case of a skate/shark (otherwise known as a mermaid's purse or devil's purse), something I found while walking on the beach.

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These little pouches are fascinating with their tendrils and deep black color. Interestingly, the sharp tendrils exist to secure the egg cases in rocks and protect them from predators. Most egg cases that wash up on shore are empty because the creature has already hatched and is (hopefully!) swimming happily in the sea. In contrast to the black empty pod, I chose to make the interior of this piece bright white silver, a reflection of the life within and the points to represent our instincts to hold on.

A few other pieces you'll find at Imprint...

Manifest One - copper vessel, 5.5” x 4.75” x 3.25"

Manifest One - copper vessel, 5.5” x 4.75” x 3.25"



Indulge - music box, steel, bronze, silver, mixed media, 5.75” x 4” x 4”

Indulge - music box, steel, bronze, silver, mixed media, 5.75” x 4” x 4”



Reject - music box, steel, bronze, mixed media, 6” x 4” x 4”

Reject - music box, steel, bronze, mixed media, 6” x 4” x 4”



Reject - open view This piece plays the song "What the World Needs Now' when opened.

Reject - open view

This piece plays the song "What the World Needs Now' when opened.


If you have a chance to check out Cannon Beach and/or Imprint, please comment below to let me know your favorite part of the visit!

Catherine Grisez


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