Rosetta – The Brinton 101
Well known for capturing the essence of the cat in her feline sculptures, Rosetta’s subjects also include other creatures whose unique form and personality fascinate her. Her interpretive realism captures the animals’ form, but it is their life force in all of its visual splendor, rather than their realistic physical form, that inspires her stylized interpretations.
Rosetta’s art training came from the University of Delaware, Art Center College of Design in L.A. and a career in graphic design. Her work ranges from miniature to monumental and has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries, and in juried and invitational exhibitions. A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and member of the Society of Animal Artists, American Woman Artists and Northwest Rendezvous Group, Rosetta has won awards from these organizations and many others, and her monumental sculptures have been purchased for museum, public art and corporate and private collections.
“Some may think of elephants as just big, round shapes on cylindrical legs, but I find fascinating nuances of line and form in their huge and expressive bodies. This, and their great heads – the bony structure so evident under the wrinkles of skin, the undulating shapes of their colossal ears, and those eyes, so deep, so sad, so wise – inspired me to do this sculpture. Since elephants live within such strong social bonds, the females staying in family groups all their lives, I put two together in this statement of closeness and interdependence, as one stands watch while the other drinks at the waterhole.
Rosetta about "At the Waterhole"
“When the second of a dear friend’s two old cats passed away, I created this sculpture using as reference several photos she had of them sleeping together. Their relationship was not always this peaceful but now that they are gone I envision them this way forever in my memory. The large version of this sculpture will hold both of their ashes.
Rosetta about "Peaceful Sleep"
“I’ll never forget the day I watched our valley’s resident bobcat catch a mouse in the open field. I waited by the culvert I knew he used to cross under the road and we were locked in each other’s gaze as he passed no more than 15 feet away, mouse dangling from his mouth. What a beautiful animal! And what a thrill to observe him at such close range in his natural habitat! “Vantage Point” catches a young Bobcat using a craggy rock outcropping as an observation tower, always alert to that sound or slight movement that might indicate the presence of a meal – or danger.
Rosetta about "Vantage Point"