FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBITION – STATEMENT OF INTENT:
“Animals and nature are recurrent themes in my art. Thus my immediate environment provides me a rich inventory of visual information, from bird watching on the back deck where a soaring hawk or blue heron wait to pounce on their prey to the annual cycle of spring greening and fall coloring at our homes in Alabama and Michigan.
For this exhibition I have included a series of woodcut paintings, woodcut reduction prints and ceramics that embody these sources for inspiration as well as containing messages regarding environmental concerns and my hope for the future.
Included in this exhibition is a woodcut painting titled “Blood Moon,” that occurred while at our cottage on Lake Michigan where a blood moon rising over the water created an eerie, apocalyptic effect as the moon slowly disappeared above the horizon. To capture this moment I did a series of watercolors of a figure in a boat to symbolize the delicate balance between humans and nature, as well as to capture, to some degree, the visual effect of this natural phenomenon.
Throughout my life, art has been my focus and anchor, providing me opportunities to observe what, too often, we consider mundane or expected, and translate it into a rich visual vocabulary that continues to inspire me.”
PAST FEATURED ARTISTS: BLOG ANNOUNCEMENTS + FEATURED ARTIST PAGES
Susan Shoemaker 2013 + Featured Artist Page
Darrell Ezekiel 2014 + Featured Artist Page
Chiharu Roach 2015 + Featured Artist Page
Paul Cordes Wilm 2016 + Featured Artist Page
Tracie Noles-Ross 2017 + Featured Artist Page
Deborah Davis 2018 + Featured Artist Page
Sarah Conklin 2019 + Featured Artist Page
Kimberly Paige 2020 Moss Magic + Featured Artist Page
Yvonne Miller & Stefan Hochhuber 2021 + Featured Artist Page