About the Exhibit
As humans we respond to the Earth through our senses. We can see, feel, hear, taste and touch the Earth. We feel it between our toes... the soil can be warm, cool, wet or gritty. We can smell it in the air... after a spring rain, or on a dry and dusty summer's day. In the briefest of moments our senses allow us to revisit a time, place, and conjure up images from our past experiences.
Many of nature's elements are comforting and familiar. We live in a land of vast mountain ranges and open spaces where millions of acres surround and inspire us. Art created using media derived "of the Earth" serves to remind us of these wild places that live in our hearts and minds.
Environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy, has long understood this relationship. He says, "For me looking, touching, material, place and form are all inseparable from the resulting work. At its most successful, my 'touch' looks into the heart of nature".
This exhibition features artists who understand, respect, and honor our relationship to the Earth.
Etched Copper Plates
Fiber & Paper
Nature Art Sculpture
Paper & Natural Pigments
David Scott Smith