Wesley Fleming: Silvestris, Wild and Untamed

March 14 - June 14, 2020

Silvestris, adjective (Latin): “found/situated/living in woodlands.” 

Wesley Fleming celebrates spring and the return of life by sculpting molten glass into lifelike, brilliantly colored replicas of the wildflowers and insect pollinators that are native to our New England woodlands. Like much of Fleming’s work, the sculptures in this exhibit blend realism with fantastical and dreamlike elements. Through technical mastery and exquisite attention to detail, Fleming is able to recreate the most minute elements of color and form with his glasswork. He draws the viewer in with his intricate designs and brings attention to the spectacular colors and patterns of the natural world.