QUEEN OF SALT HOSTS BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENTS
BRINGING FUNCTION TO ART IN HER NEW YORK
for bringing art to the table and turning
what is on the table into distinct works
of art, Bettina Werner, is once again blurring
the fine distinction between art and life.
Focused around her Salt Sculpture-Table
("A visually seductive work" The
New York Times, 10/1996), members from all
sectors of Manhattan's society participated
in a "Salt" backgammon tournaments, playing
on and competing for works of art. Ms. Werner
rewarded the winner of each tournament with
her own signature backgammon set designed
and created with salt crystals, the artist's
famed medium. The unique Salt Crystal Backgammon-Sculpture
board is worth $5,000. Ms. Werner created
her first Salt Backgammon-Sculpture in 1994,
utilizing various grades of salt crystals.
The piece quickly became a favorite among
collectors and avid players of the game.
Ms. Werner's latest salt boards were created
not to be sold but with the pure intention
of the game - the only way to obtain it
is to win it!
the PDF here
HERE to view Bettina Werner's
Salt Crystal Backgammon-Sculpture Prize
to find out more about The Salt Of The Earth
Backgammon Tournament to benefit Young Friends
Of Save Venice at The Salt Queen Foundation,
August 2nd, 2003 Hamptons, New York
HERE to read the article in
The East Hampton Star. Bettina Werner:
the Queen of Salt by Irene Silverman.
find out more about The First Hamptons Salt-of-the-Earth
Backgammon Tournament, September 2002.