Wood Polychromatic Bas-relief
Chestee Harrington's most formative years were spent in a diverse neighborhood along a dirt road between the Old Spanish Trail and the Bayou Teche. She began drawing at a very early age, soon teaching herself to paint the images that inspired her in oils. During the holiday season of 1967 she began working with what would become her signature medium, wood polychromatic bas relief, in which she sketches on wood, using chisels and oils to create depth and texture. Chestee describes her approach as "spiritual expressionism", drawing inspiration from the spirit of Louisiana's people. See more at chesteeharringtongallery.com
This image can also be seen in the Winter 2022 edition of the 64Parishes magazine, published by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Bananas in Spring8" x 6"
wood polychromatic bas-relief
Power of the Lady30" x 20"
limited edition of six
Shadow Sessions with Bunk Johnson12.5" x 8.5"
woodblock print embellished with gold leaf
limited edition of 20
Created for the 50th anniversary of the Shadows-on-the-Teche's designation as a National Trust historical site
T'Fille22" tall (lifesize)
polychromed fired clay
The Dawning36" tall x 11" square
polychromed wood printing block sculpture
from the Moonbeams and More series
One of three sculptures created from longleaf pine beams salvaged from New Orleans' Café du Monde coffee roasting house.
Tranquility Above the Circus24" x 36"