Art Stop/ Central Cultural District Public Works Show. NEPR lobby, 550 Main St., Springfield, MA. Opening Reception August 2, 2017 4:30-6pm.
While Art is Still Legal: Activism in the Age of Trump. Group show at the Elusie Gallery, 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA.opens July 8 from 5-8 pm. Show runs July 8- August 5
Ocean Life-Force: An Artist's Exploration. Halcyon Days. October/November 2017.
43 Main St. Easthampton, MA. Opening Reception during Artwalk, 5-8pm
Conservation must have its foundation rooted in strong science. But equally important is the “heart” side of conservation. In order to inspire, raise awareness, and promote creative thinking to non-scientists, conservation efforts must be, at times, presented in ways that appeal to people’s emotional sides. That’s where artists come in. If artists base their work on scientific themes and can then inspire others to act by conveying a powerful message, then the artist and scientific community have effectively partnered to communicate a common goal. I create art because I feel that the best way for me to respond to something that I feel passionate about is best expressed visually.
My themes explore human, animal, botanical and environmental vulnerability, life and death forces, the historical and ancient relationships between animals and humans (sometimes portrayed through fairy and folk tales), and the lure of beauty. This new series of work will focus on fantastical ocean environments through spiritual, dreamlike, and narrative reflections.
Vaquita Dream. Pressed botanicals, tissue paper, oil paint on paper. 30" x 22".