"…Heaven, Earth, Water, Fire…" Exhibit

Alma College, 2015 The title of this exhibit comes from the poem, below, by 16th century Sufi mystic, Kabir, "Between the Conscious and the Unconscious". I'm intrigued by this space, "between", where visions and epiphanies occur. "Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing: all earth creatures, even the supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never winds down. Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million, also the wheeling sun and moon; ages go by, and it goes on. Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire, and the secret one slowly growing a body. Kabir saw that for fifteen seconds, and it made him a servant for life." This exhibit is also a retrospective in that there are elements of earlier pieces. The new works seem to have grown in a spiral from the old, returning to familiar themes from a maturing perspective.

Alma College Exhibition
Room 1​​​​​​​

"Between the Conscious and the Unconscious, (Swing)"
digital photographs, 32" x 48" each

"Glass Books" 
1. "Between the Conscious and the Unconscious...", 
2. "Angels, Animal, Humans, Insects by the Millions...," 
 3. "Everything is Swinging: Heaven, Earth, Water, Fire..." 
glass, ink, transparency, tape, 8" x 10" x 3"

"Eggshell Mantra" 
eggshells, glass, wood, light, hardware, 16" x 24" x 18"

Alma College Exhibition
Room 2

"Suspension Murals", 1-6
digital photography, 3' x 8' each

"Sand Fort Fragile", detail
sand, Elmer's glue, 24" x 24", x 24"​​​​​​​

"Perfect Symmetry"
digital photographs, 24" x 36" each

wax, hardware, 9' x 6"

Alma College Exhibition
Room 3

"Underwater 1, 2, 3"
digital photographs, 24" x 36" each

"Porcelain Bread Pans" 
"Bread Hand Sculptures"
ceramic, bread

"Landscape Reliquary"
honey bear bottles, flowers, butterflies, laminate, water, Plexiglas, lights
10.5' x 24" x 24"

"Sky/Water, 1, 2 & 3, (Altar for Gregory)"
digital photographs, 32" x 48" each

Alma College Exhibition
Room 4

"The Angel", (detail)
color prints, press-type, laces, glass

"Squares of Air"
 1. "French English and English French Dictionary'' & 'The Body In Question"
 2. "French English and English French Dictionary" & 'The Body In Question", (detail)
3. "Leaves of Grass & Gray's Anatomy"
glass, press-type, books

"As She Sleeps..." Series
newspapers, pencil
Glass Book Sculptures
Bread Sculpture Installations
"Landscape Reliquary" Sculptural Installation
"Eggshell Mantra" Installation
Black and White Photography
Water & Sky Color Digital Photography
"My Irish Dream" Installation
"Landscape for the Newborn" Installation
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