OPENING MAY 11th 6-9pm, Hudson Beacon Glass
Hudson Beacon Glass, Second Floor Gallery, 162 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
“Our history is in our food; it embeds in our DNA. Our food comes from this planet, Gaia, The Pachamama, Mother Earth. She nourishes us with her blooms and fruits and in turn we incubate her with our decay. Compost is our offering; letting our spoils be the fuel for the next harvest season.”
Inspired by the beauty found in composting daily, I’ve collected various food items, plant clippings, dried flowers, and wasted spices over the last year and used them as subjects for this series. Employing my food styling skills, I crafted the compost, playing with its intuitive forms to create striking compositions that are as lovely as the hearty forms they arrived from.
I felt so honored to connect with veteran artists Ron English, Alex Grey, and Allyson Grey at the “Cycles” show here in Beacon, NY. They both spent time with me discussing my art, and it amazed me how appreciative they were of my piece. I’m so grateful for this experience. What an epic night! Overall, it was such a powerful show with power women! I exhibited with my fellow artist sisters Lindsey, Emma, Jerika, Genevieve, Christine, Bekah, and Kaitlyn.
It’s an honor for someone to purchase your work, especially if the subject matter and visuals strike a core with them.
I met the owner of this piece, Joni, randomly at a pizza place in the area. Our boyfriends noticed they wore the same hiking shoes, then we all started chatting, then exchanged info via social media. By that evening, I heard from Joni saying she had been dreaming of this art and that she wanted to purchase it. How is that?!
This piece is all about transition and the struggle to want to heal and grow after hardship and trauma, but in that stubbornness, you finally recognizing how you got this far – with resilience!
This piece is from my upcoming book of art and poetry entitled Without Fear and Full of Love.
I’m excited to help her hang this piece in her new home!
Natural selection is the key process in evolution. A natural change in traits over time.According to Darwin, throughout the lives of individuals, their genomes interact with their environments to cause variations in traits and may eventually result in speciation.
Robert Henri stated: “Art is the inevitable consequence of growth”. As artists and creators we are growing, and eventually, over time, specializing in at least one discipline or process.The subject of the work featured in “Natural Selection” centers around metaphors, interpretations and relationships to the natural world or mutations of natural subjects.The various artists selected for this exhibit are specialized and evolved, open to experimentation within, (and outside), their respective mediums.
Russell Ritell, Herman Roggeman, Meghan Spiro, Laianna Ferruggia, Jerika Broussard, Melissa Robin, Jack Rusinek and Lindsey Buckley are local Hudson Valley creatives, exhibiting together at Bau gallery to create this unique show.