". . . the only work I
started and completed
during Covid in 2020."
WEST MICHIGAN AREA SHOW 2021
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Juror: Larry Ossei-Mensah
Signature Artists, LLC Award
for an outstanding work in any
medium or style.
AN EVER CHANGING CONSTANT, Mixed Media: Graphite, Oil Pastel, Tusche and Encaustic
AN EVER CHANGING CONSTANT
Mixed Media, 2020
'An Ever Changing Constant' was created in response to an invitation to participate in an exhibition curated by Southwest Michigan artists, Anna Z ILL and Maryellen Hains: The Equinox Exhibition.
The usual focus of my artwork is landscape and the spirituality of the landscape. In my work I look to reveal the landscapes shy and quiet presence and my reverence for it.
I moved my eyes from the earthly landscape and looked up to an object I often see in the night’s sky. I knew that the Equinox happens twice a year and is a time when our planet experiences 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
To learn more I researched what ancient mythology and spirituality had to reveal regarding beliefs and practices that related to the Equinox. I learned that ancient people looked upon the Equinox as a heavenly representation of the struggle between light and dark and a representation of the struggle between life and death.
During the months of the Covid pandemic we all have had to experience isolation in some form. Like most everyone I had been isolated from friends, family and from my creative colleagues.
Through this isolation I found myself sinking into a deep funk, a dark place . . .
The invitation to be part of the exhibition helped me to recover a bit from what I was now calling my covid funk. The invitation encouraged me to create a series of images that, in the end result, helped to move me from a place of darkness to a place with the promise of light.
Image dimensions of each section: 8.5" by 8.5"