Julie Spiedel's bronze and stone sculptures loom large over their human viewers, their tall stature reflecting her love of ancient monuments and totems, their heavy mass often pierced and punctured by defiant holes, their geometric sections, sliced coils, facets and hard edges softened by texture and exquisite patination. With influences as varied as the megaliths of the British Isles and the totemic Native American art of her home and birthplace, the Pacific Northwest, Spiedel's work builds on organic forms, reinterpreting them with a clear, contemporary vision. Her sculptures are a tribute to the power of ancient monuments and their power to link the world of the senses to the world of the spirits.
Julie Spiedel was born in Seattle in 1941 and raised in the Pacific Northwest and Europe. She works from her studio on one of the original strawberry farms on Vashon Island, Washington.