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Sculptor Dorothy Frankel Accepted To Parrish Art And Guild Hall Permanent Museum Collections | The Arts | In the Galleries

Artist Dorothy Frankel's "LOVE" sculpture (Photo: Barry Gordin)

Hamptons artist Dorothy Frankel, a well-known sculptor, has announced that her "LOVE" sculpture has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, which collects and exhibits artists of the East End of Long Island. The sculpture will be on view in the Sculpture Garden. "LOVE" has been exhibited in New York City Public Art as well as many other public art sites.

Frankel's work depicts a strong sense of connection to humanity, and "LOVE" is four Bronze hands in sign language which reflects the artist's sentiment that "In silence this sculpture depicts love, the emotions that unite us, exalt us and shows our commonality."

In 1997, Frankel created a series of sculptures called "Visual Poetry," the ongoing body of work draws from American Sign Language, yoga and universal forms. This sculpture in the series "Seeks to rouse our better angels, as we connect day to day, heart to heart, spirit to spirit, to the future."

Additionally, Frankel's "Circle 254" sculpture has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Her "Circles" series was inspired by an enso, a Zen Buddhist symbol which denotes connectedness, enlightenment, elegance and the cyclical nature of life. The "Circular Form" series arose from a commission in 1998 to create a meditative sculpture according to Frankel, who continues, "The starting point was to sculpt an enso into a three dimensional piece, as this symbol is traditionally drawn on paper. These works are crafted in terra cotta to represent a grounding and deep connection to the earth. These forms question is the breath of our vision restricted by the form, or is our vision drawn through a portal into the expanding distance?"

"Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The museum focuses extensively on work by artists from the artist colony of the South Shore (Long Island) and North Shore (Long Island)."

A humble Frankel relayed to Hamptons.com: "I am honored to be included in both the Parrish and Guild Hall Museums' prestigious collections."

 


Dorothy Frankel’s “Circle 254 “ sculpture has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Parrish Art Museum. (Photo: Gary Mamay)

Frankel’s “ Circles" series was inspired by an enso, a Zen Buddhist symbol which denotes connectedness, enlightenment, elegance and the cyclical nature of life. The “ Circular Form” series arose from a commission in 1998 to create a meditative sculpture. The starting point was to sculpt an enso into a three dimensional piece, as this symbol is traditionally drawn on paper. These works are crafted in terra cotta to represent a grounding and deep connection to the earth. These forms question, Is the breath of our vision restricted by the form, or is our vision drawn through a portal into the expanding distance?

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The museum focuses extensively on work by artists from the artist colony of the South Shore (Long Island) and North Shore (Long Island).

 


Dorothy Frankel's "LOVE " sculpture has been accepted into the permanent collection of Guild Hall Museum  and will be shown in the Sculpture Garden .

LOVE has been exhibited in New York City Public Art as well as many other public art sites

Dorothy Frankel's work depicts a strong sense of connection to  humanity.  L.O.V.E. , 4 Bronze hands, shown in sign language, because in silence this sculpture depicts love, the emotions that unite us, exalt us and shows our commonality.

In 1997 , Ms. Frankel created a series of sculptures called Visual Poetry, the ongoing body of work draws from American Sign Language, yoga and universal forms.  LOVE in Visual Poetry seeks to rouse our better angels, as we connect day to day, heart to heart, spirit to spirit, to the future. 


 

 

The Newark Peace and Education Summit, May 2011

Marianne Williamson and Dorothy Frankel  " Connections"Marianne Williamson and Dorothy Frankel  " Connections"

Forest Whitaker and DF and "Connections"

Alyn Ware and Elizabeth Kucinich
"L.O.V.E."

Marianne Williamson and DF and "Connections"

 

 


 

August 7, 2010 - Alec Baldwin awarded "Thumbs Up" from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Alec is shown with Elizabeth Kucinich, Dorothy Frankel and Dr. Neal Barnard.

 


 

Dorothy was commissioned to create an award sculpture, the "Thumbs Up" Award from the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy, NYC, on October 15, 2007.

 


 

Silda Wall Spitzer Presented "Thumbs Up" award sculpture to Ellen Malcolm, Founder & Chair of Emily's List

 


 

 

27east.com

Dorothy Frankel's 'LOVE' Sculpture Finds A New Home In California

“LOVE,” a sculpture of four hands spelling out the word “love” in sign language, will be installed in front of the Coronado Public Library in California—it was previously on view in the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy in Manhattan and Peach Arch Park in Washington.

The Sag Harbor Express

A Public Display of Love

August 29, 2014

“LOVE,” a sculpture by Dorothy Frankel of Noyac, will be installed in front of the Coronado Public Library in Coronado, California.

Hamptons.com

Artists Among Us Profile: Dorothy Frankel

August 13, 2009

Interview with Dorothy Frankel by Eileen Casey for Hamptons.com

Southampton Press

Sculptures sprout in artist's backyard

September 8, 2008

Aline Reynolds talks to Dorothy.

Hamptons.com

Babettes Restaurant Now Serving Art: No Reservations, Please

April 3, 2008

An article by Joan Baum about Babettes Restaurant and Dorothy's art.

Dorothy with Bonnie Grice on WLIU

WLIU

An interview with Dorothy on "In the Morning" with Bonnie Grice on WLIU.

Southampton Press

Sculpting Emotions in New Forms

January 10, 2008

Sag Harbor Express

Seeing Nature in Relief

October 11, 2007

A review of Dorothy's show at Gallery Merz

Hamptons.com

Glamorous Parties and Classic Cars

June 16, 2007

Nicole B. Brewer visits Dorothy's studio and gardens for the Animal Rescue Funds Cat Collection program.

East Hampton Star

Directions in Sculpture

February 2, 2006

Article by Jennifer Farbar

The New York Times

East End 10

July 24, 2005

Dan's Papers

Art Commentary with Marion Wolberg Weiss

Novermber 19, 2004

Newsday

Standing on the Corners

August 24, 2004

 

Other Press

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Print

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 “Artist Among Us: Artist Profile- Dorothy Frankel” Hamptons.com. August 13, 2009

“ VIP Artists” LI Pulse, July 2009

  "A Celebration of East End Lawn Art", The Southampton Press, May21, 2009

"Each of Sculptor's Work is part of a Larger Whole", The Southampton Press September 11,2008

"Sculpting Emotions in New Forms", The Southampton Press, January 10, 2008 

“ Seeing Nature in Relief,”, Sag Harbor Express,  October 11,2007

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 “A Little Marketing Will Benefit an Artist”, The Southampton Press, September 8, 2005

 “Reflect on Peace and Art at the Border”, Entertainment News Northwest, August 2005

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“East End Ten”, Dan’s Papers, July 1, 2005

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“Local Artist Still Make Strong Statements”, the Southampton Press, June 30, 2005

“Antonio and Frankel at Gallery Merz, Dan’s Papers, June 3, 2005

 “Eighth Annual Peace Arch Exhibit Opens, Whatcom Independent, May 27-June2, 2005

“Peace Arch Sculpture Exhibition”, World Peace Forum News, May 2, 2005

 “Standing on the Corners”, Newsday, August 22, 2004

“Good Pickin’s, Sculpture Vultures, New York Daily News, August 28, 2004

“Her Work Speaks Its Own Language”, Newswaves for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People, January 2002

“Artists Answering the Call”, The Southampton Press, September 27, 2001

“A Sculptor Shapes Her Destiny in Clay”, The Southampton Press, September 7, 2000

“Birds Keep Up With the Joneses”, The Wall Street Journal, July 30, 1999

“Art Listings”, The Independent, November 25, 1998

“A Handful of Love”, The Sag Harbor Express, August 6, 1998

“A Visit To Four Artists’ Studios”, The East Hampton Star, June 25, 1998

“Frankel’s Open House”, The Sag Harbor Express, June 11, 1998

Marion Wolberg Weiss, “Art Commentary”, Dan’s Papers, May 8, 1998

“A Bird In The Hand.  Sculpture That’s One With Nature”, The Sag Harbor Express, December 4, 1997

“Frankel In ARF Show”, The Sag Harbor Express, August 14, 1997

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“Perspectives:  Two Shows For Frankel”, The Southampton Press, February 27, 1997

Beth Greenfield, “Career Change:  In Training As Sculptor”, The Southampton Press, July 25, 1996

Roby Braun, “Art Review, Inspiration In Guild Hall”, The East Hampton Independent, March 29, 1995