“Artifacts of Grace”
An artifact is evidence that more lies beyond, and grace hints at a timeless spirit. These works celebrate that primal spirit through images of women. They are meant to evoke an ancient essence.
I didn’t want to illustrate issues or use this series as one more in a chorus of complaint. So most of this series reachesbeyond this moment.
But we are in a startling time, hearing the cries of imprisoned children torn from their mothers, and these works came off the wall this year in a visceral response, a refusal to be repressed.
The large constructions in this exhibit use parts of trees together with sculpture and painting in a profound urge to avow the power of women.