A Nationally known artist Betsy Youngquist, has on display her art work, at the Rockford Registar Star. Her nationally know art work will be feature there until March. She collorated with her partner Scott Long. The sculpture can be seen by dropping in at the Rockford Register Star, located on E. State Street.
Ms. Youngquist's sculptor was ceated by Scott Long. It is 3 feet tall and she glued multicolored glass beads to the form and applied glass beads to it. She also applied grout in the spaces between the beads and sanded the grout down. It is very interesting, and the artist designed the sculpture in her own likeness. She placed (8) glass eyes in various places.
The sculpture weighs (35) pounds and is approximately (3) feet tall. Her art work has been on display in museums in Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Ms. Youngquist spent 18 month in the designing of the "Metaphosis" which was a statement of the Gulf Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The figure is also designed after her likeness.
Artist Betsy Youngquist is a Rockford native, and holds a master's degree in art education. It is actually a design of a human covered by dark beads, representing the devastation of the oil.
You can stop in at the Register Star and tour the art, or visit www.byart.com. There are ll8 photos of "Metamorphosis" You can view the works at: http://www.rrstar.com/multimedia/galleries , to see the pictures taken of the installation of the piece.