Scenes and Trees
May 5 – May 28
In all artistic disciplines, whether it’s dance, acting, writing, singing, music, painting, sculpture, etc., artistic endeavor reaches its zenith when it emotionally moves either or both the viewer and the artist or artists involved. This is what I try to achieve with each piece I create. To emotionally move or take us from whatever space we were in prior to viewing the work to a new and different place. The more you identify with the art, the more I am able to speak or touch a chord within the soul of an individual and within myself. This is why the various art forms can make us cry, laugh, inspire, anger, and react with many other emotions from the fantastic to the sublime.Granted, it’s something I don’t always achieve, but it’s something I for which I always strive. When I am successful, the art undoubtedly speaks for itself.
I’ve always loved the strength, beauty and natural stature of some of the old living things on earth. And that something – at times so ominous, beautiful and/or graceful – can, more often than not, be taken for granted. Just think: these living things are home to a huge variety of animal species, as well as provide the materials to make our own homes, tools, furniture, artistic sculpture, and provide heat, etc. Their leaves and berries and fruit provide much food for life. They have inspired poets, lovers and dreamers since time began.
Exhibit opening Saturday, May 5
Mackay Gallery 4-7pm
Artist Talk – 6pm