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Sculptor Julie Speidel: The Perfect Edge

SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21, proudly presents the worldwide release of Julie Speidel: The Perfect Edge. Seattle native Julie Speidel is one of the leading sculptors in the nation. She works in bronze, stone, glass and wood, creating pieces that are in collections all over the world. 

Speidel’s sculptures engage an extraordinary array of cultural influences, reaching back through antiquity to the stone- and bronze-age peoples of Europe, the early Buddhists of China, the indigenous tribes of her native Pacific Northwest, and on into twentieth-century modernism. 

“The inspiration for my work is rooted in the power of travel,” Speidel remarks. Seen in a landscape, Speidel’s sculptures have a Zen-like relationship with the surrounding area. In 2011 she’s had gallery shows in Manhattan, currently in Sun Valley, Idaho and this fall in San Francisco.

You can watch this program online right now by visiting http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4011164.

John Forsen produced this thirty-minute documentary. Forsen has won eight Emmys for his work in Northwest television.  His last documentary, AYP Seattle’s Forgotten World’s Fair, is airing currently on KCTS. He’s also has produced four other artist documentaries available on our website: painter Alden Mason http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4010815, glass artist Paul Marioni http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4010744, painter Alfredo Arreguin http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4010804  and author and illustrator Tony Angell http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4010948.