Julie Speidel often works at the intersection between figuration and abstraction, suggesting the human form through combinations of elegantly simple shapes. At times, her works appear to diverge from the figure altogether, but they often preserve the basic components of bodies: circles and ovals evocative of heads, vertical forms echoing limbs. Her work encourages us to make complex associations, but it delights as well in purely formal properties; color, carefully poised compositions. Among the most remarkable aspects of Speidel’s work is its capacity to engage in dialogue with the world–not only with its natural elements, but also with the whole of human history and art.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Julie Speidel has been exhibited widely and her sculptures are included in many prestigious private and public collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Tacoma Art Museum, three United States Embassies, the Oracle Collection, the Boeing Collection and the Nordstrom Collection.