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Sacred Ground

Opening June 30, 2023
Gerald Peters Gallery
Santa Fe, NM 
505 954 5719

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Sacred Ground exhibit was about the inspiration and solace I receive from the grounds I frequent . Having grown up in open spaces, wandering freely, I have come to depend on moments of isolation in an environment where the rules are clear, if not stark. The constancy of that stark reality allows me to trust my environment, to explore my emotional reactions to what is in front of me and to observe the subtle nuances of color and light in a landscape.

These familiar locations are a never-ending display of beauty. They are sites where I am continually inspired, where I am familiar with the folds and creases of the land, so much so, that I can mentally step into the landscape and walk those folds while standing at my easel. As light and shadow dance across those folds and creases, the landscape becomes a living stage offering glimpses of artistic renderings.

At what point does the land become a living entity in one’s mind. My constant return to these sites develops a symbiotic nurturing of spirit between myself and the land, where concern for the ground enlightens my own being. As one becomes more and more devout in caring for the landscape and observing its beauty, the ground begins to take on a sacred aspect, becoming a portal or apparition of a state of mind. My artwork from these sites are devotional statements of my encounters with the reality and beauty they offer.

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