Morning Edition on 8/30: 'Fire and Steel', The Sculpture of Grace Cathey
Grace Cathey is not just any sculptor. Grace is a metal and steel sculptor and she does most of her work from her studio in one half of her husband's service station in Waynesville, NC. If you have not had the pleasure of traveling there to see her studio/service station waiting room/sculpture garden, then reading 'Fire and Ice' by Cathey and Writer/historian Sara M. Evans will suffice until you can make it to Waynesville to meet her.
This is Grace's first book and it details the trip from just wanting a creative outlet to becoming a sculptor in metal with pieces that weigh hundreds of pounds and look almost alive. Find out how a seemingly normal wife and artist chose such a tough area of art to pursue. Then make plans to visit the museum in Waynesville.