Patty Sgrecci earned a BFA in Fiber Arts from Syracuse University. After creating window displays in Boston for ten years, she spent time locally in Sequim, Washington. In addition to exhibiting in galleries and art fairs nationally, she has also completed public and corporate art commissions. Some sites are in the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, WA, and at Prairie View Elementary School in Mead, Washington awarded through the Washington State Commission on the Arts, Art in Public Places program. Sgrecci also was part of collaborative team project Catch the Wind, a large sail sculpture installed at the entrance of the City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Mobiles integrate two earlier passions for Sgrecci - marionettes and theater. The slowly moving kinetic sculptures create their own drama as they turn and spin.
Sgrecci’s mobiles are studies in form, balance and motion. The kinetic drama is accentuated with positive and negative space, light, gravity and air. Sgrecci incorporates a variety of materials such as wood, reed, wire, steel, plastic and hand-painted papers and fabric. Light illuminates these materials, accenting their colors and textures. Inspired by forms in nature, her focus is finding the balance point where line and form resolve in a lyrical moving sculpture.