Every piece in the earth series has a singular purpose: to bring attention to and affirm our sense of belonging to the earth.
I believe we are devastatingly lonely—and a bit bewildered—thinking and acting as if we’re separate. Even more dangerous, that separation engenders short-sighted actions, leading to our climate crisis which now looms over our very existence. We have forgotten the obvious truth that everything is connected.
These pieces are meant to represent earth, air, water, fire and biotic life. All have been painted in groups of two or more, as I appreciate the intrinsic element of relationship—the conversation the pieces create together.
The following photos are from a recent show, Wide Belonging: earth series at the Arbor Institute in Boulder, Colorado.