Artist Statement: Laurelin Gilmore
I’m probably best known for my fantasy paintings that blend animal or insect attributes with the human form. More recently, my work blends the subject and the environment itself. I’m trying to use realism to invite the viewer to suspend disbelief, and fantasy elements to expand on themes of feminine power, totem and spirit animals, and both the habitation of the planet and of the body. I’m interested in the perceived separateness of humans and the natural world from which we can’t actually divorce ourselves, the power and beauty of aloneness, individuality, and the celebration of inherent human power. In a time when people have come to celebrate the potential of the synthetic, it’s important to remember that we are still deeply connected to the organic.
Artist Staement: Liz Webb
It’s the little things that make me smile, simple everyday things like twigs, birds, blades of grass, rabbits, lizards, acorns and pebbles. I’m thinking of those quiet, beautiful, familiar things that have been with me forever in stories, songs, dances and memories.
These pieces are moments, feelings from everyday, little, simple, quiet, beautiful moments that make me smile.
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