Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dayspring: A new series

My solo art exhibition opens tomorrow! Its not in a gallery or in a traditional art space. Instead, the exhibit is being featured in a Unitarian sanctuary - a first for me. And as many of you are not local to the DFW area, I'm sharing the work with you here.

If you are in the Dallas area, please feel free to some see the work in person and attend an artist reception next Sunday, May 28th from 3-4pm. We'll be in the sanctuary at Horizon UU Church in Carrollton and its open to the public. The pieces are all for sale and can be purchased in my online shop. Here are my artist's notes for the new exhibition, DAYSPRING:

In his poem simply entitled "Spring", Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, 

"Nothing is so beautiful as spring—
What is all this juice and all this joy?" 

Each year, spring's special magic renews the human spirit on a cellular level - no one, no matter their origin, habitual proclivities, religion, or state of being, can escape it.  

Thank you to Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church for creating a contemplative space for my newest series, DAYSPRING. The pieces included in this exhibition celebrate the spiritual nourishment - all of the juice and joy -  that comes from living in right-relationship with nature. 

DAYSPRING is a meditation of color and pattern inspired by the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and landscapes from both my native Central California and Ghost Ranch at Abiquiu, New Mexico. Inhale the smell of verdant earth and listen deeply for what Hopkins calls "A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning." Heaven is not in the hereafter. Heaven is HERE and NOW. Walk softly.    

"Let Him easter in us, 
be a dayspring to the dimness of us, 
 be a crimson-crested east."  
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

WHERE: Horizon UU Church
LOCATION: 1641 Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX
DATES: May 21 - July 2, 2017

Time's Vast Womb  |  36 x 36 inch acrylic on canvas

Dappled Things  |  24 x 48 acrylic on canvas

Sun-steeped  |  36 x 36 acrylic on canvas

Kingdom of Daylight  |  24 x 48 inch acrylic on two canvases

Deep Decree  |  36 x 36 acrylic on canvas

Bent World, Bright Wings  |  24 x 24 inch acrylic on canvas

Her Earliest Stars  |  24 x 48 acrylic on canvas

Morning Mesa 1  |  36 x 36 acrylic on canvas

Morning Mesa 2  |  36 x 36 inch acrylic on canvas

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