Her description of this piece, as published in the calendar, reads:
"Growing up surrounded by the protective
arms of the West Virginia mountains, I have always felt a mystical
presence, especially in October. A walk among the columns of trees, each
draped in its own glorious hues, seems as though one is entering a Gothic
cathedral. On a breezy afternoon, one migh witness the sun shimmering
through the gold tipped copper, bronze, and ruby leaves. The light dances
among the leaves, as it might through the translucent reds and blues of
stained glass into a Notre Dame or an Amiens.
"Nature's Chalice, a creation made of
polymer clay, iridescent powders, gold leaf, and maple tree twigs, was
sculpted to give the illusion of leaves which had floated from the
branches and naturally, yet mystically, laid to rest among fallen twigs
creating a natural chalice, one befiting a heavenly presence."
The recognition of Mrs. Turner's incredible talent is truly
Her art passed through the stringent standards of juried competition and
earned its place in a national calendar.
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