Thomas Stevens Arts

Stickwork Homage
An exhibition of artwork inspired by the 'A Sight to Behold' stickwork sculpture, found on Hillsborough's Riverwalk from November 2015 until January 2019.
(Visit gallery by appointment, serendipity, and special open hours - window exhibition always on view)
Part I ~ featuring the initial Stickwork Oculus series of paintings
January 25th through February 12th, 2019
Opening reception 6-9 pm January 25th,
Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk
Pop-up Open House Receptions:
Tuesday Feb 5th, 4-7pm; Saturday Feb 9th, 2-5pm
Part II ~ unveiling A Sight to Behold
Opening reception 6-9 pm February 22nd,
Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk
Pop-up hours TBA
Stickwork Oculus

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Photo of oculus in A Sight To Behold stickwork sculpture
About the Stickwork Oculus Series…

The ‘A Sight to Behold’ stickwork sculpture on Hillsborough's Riverwalk inspired wonder, play, community, and a unique sense of place. And it inspired more art and art experiences (including improv plays and the Solstice Lantern Walk) that engaged literally thousands of people.
Whenever I would talk to folks about visiting the stickwork sculpture on Riverwalk, I always noted, “be sure and go inside - and when you go inside, be sure to look up.” The view up, of course, was through the ‘oculus’ - the center opening in the dome roof. Photos of the oculus evoked images of stained glass windows, which in turn inspired me to create the
oculus series of paintings. (Photo of cculus by Thomas Stevens)
The stickwork sculpture is now gone, but the community and artistic spirit it represents will continue to manifest in Hillsborough for many years to come.

Read about the sculpture and it's creator in
Our State Magazine

Stickwork Oculus paintings are oil on canvas. Dimensions and Price List