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
Sarah Jessica Fine Arts
342 Commercial Street
(508)487-0884 Courtyard Gallery
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 struggle to balance male and female aspects of ourselves and the importance of incorporating both the
light and the dark into our awareness.
She recently completed a new series entitled Portraits of the Divine Feminine," which explores the journey towards enlightenment -- the pitfalls, challenges, and inspirations.
Hecate and her Jackal at the Crossroads
9 inches x 6 inches
Bronze on Marble
She is currently working on a new series that combines bronze and wood.
Elfin Queen and the Tree Spirit: Galadriel Dances with the Ent
14 inches x 14 inches
Bronze on Walnut
The Path is the Way
10 inches x 48 inches
Bronze and Birchwood on Marble
Ms. Rhodes lives with her 16-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.