R e n e e R h o d e s, s c u l p t o r
Renée Rhodes is a Connecticut sculptor, working in bronze figures, who has devoted her life to the study of matters of the human heart
9 West Main
Mystic, CT 06355
After receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York City, she completed a 2-year Research Fellowship at Yale University. She has focused her clinical work on helping people integrate their personality with their true spirit. In the mid Nineties, Rhodes began sculpting and, after training at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Lyme Connecticut, redirected her life to make sculpting her priority.
She completed a monumental commission in Bronze in August, 2005 that was installed in an outdoor performance art space for The Hygienic Art, a not-for-profit Art Gallery in New London, CT.
Bronze and Granite
Installation at Hygienic Art Park
New London CT
Her art work features themes about spiritual emergence using archetypal imagery, including the relationship between the human and animal realm.The overall themes focus on the journey of the soul -- from the isolation in the self to our collective devine inheritance.
She recently completed a new series entitled Portraits of the Divine Feminine," which explores the journey towards
enlightenment -- the pitfalls, challenges, and inspirations.
She is currently working on a new body of work entitled, "The Tree Series."
24 inches x 14 inches
Dionysus and the Elfin Queen
Dance at the Wine Festival
16 inches x 14 inches
Bronze on Walnut
Hecate and her Jackal at the Crossroads
9 inches x 6 inches
Bronze on Marble
The Path is the Way
10 inches x 48 inches
Bronze and Birchwood on Marble
20 inches x 20 inches
Bronze on Marble
Woman Tending her Spirit
24 inches x 215 inches
Ms. Rhodes lives with her 19-year-old daughter, Alia, on a 12 acre compound in Killingworth, CT. She divides her time between her clinical practice in New London
and her studio on her land in the woods.