Bessie Harvey

Bessie Harvey /   Bessie Ruth White

United States 1928 - 1994


Bessie Harvey
Bessie Ruth White
United States
March 4, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

Combining found materials with paint, beads, shells, and other decorative trinkets, Bessie Harvey created sculptures mostly out of wood. Believing in a spiritual presence within the tree parts that she carved, she was able to give them physical shapes.