July 30, 2013
It is hard to believe that a month has passed since our wonderfully exciting opening at the Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier adjacent to the Capitol Building where my art work is featured from July through September. The series, created especially for this exhibit, is titled “The Instant of it All”, inspired by Boris Pasternak’s poetry…
“For life is only an instant…the dissolving of oneself into the selves of others as if bestowing a gift.”
The works use images of trees as a metaphor for the aging process. The exhibit is comprised of large scale collage works on Japanese Kozo paper smaller abstract wall sculptures and free standing sculptures of steel, bronze, and alabaster emulating birth in the total cycle. The art occupies the small intimate and warm space outside the Governor’s office where it seems perfectly at home and comfortable. There were many comments of “It must have been created for the place” at the opening on July 9th. And indeed a glow of belonging emanates from the walls. The trees appear to be floating in space. They are rootless. They levitate somewhere between earth and heaven and are a meditation.
We were so pleased that all three of my daughters, Cathy, Mindy and Laurie were able to attend.