Arts in Foggy Bottom 2010
“Lily Pond is the first mixed media sculpture I made for outdoor installation. It consists of a large steel bowl filled with Styrofoam and cement, paint and glue. “Flowers” and “leaves” made of brass hardware are inserted into the surface and a small brass bird “drinks” from the edge of the pond. Like many sculptors, I started out as a painter and printmaker. Shifting to sculpture in the 60s, my work now combines painted and constructed wood, carved figures or heads, and a variety of found objects, including hardware, electronic parts, glass, and bones. Most of my work comments on the relationship between nature and technology. After retiring from the design business in 1996, I served as president of the Washington Sculptors Group until 2001. I have shown regularly in individual and group shows in Washington and elsewhere." We regret to report that Mariah Josephy (Maria Josephy Schoolman) passed away on October 9, 2014.