Huntley Meadows Park Exhibit June 4 - August 28, 2016
“We go to sanctuaries to remember the things we hold most dear, the things we cherish and love. And then-the great challenge-we return home seeking to enact this wisdom as best we can in our daily lives.”
I love that the first sign greeting visitors says “Wildlife Sanctuary” - Huntley Meadows is truly a sacred space and I feel fortunate it is so near my home. The time I spend here provides a chance for renewal. There are wonderful moments of connection along a path when another visitor will whisper to point out a frog in a pool or a bird overhead. We share a sacred space, even as we each inhabit our own experience.
Preparing for this show has been a great way to energize my creative practice and allow the Huntley Meadows sanctuary to inspire my art work. My collages and mixed media work are inspired by weekly walks along the boardwalk observing the changing of the seasons. Allowing the awareness gained from my walks to inspire my creative process also allowed me to experience that renewal in my daily life while creating pieces for the show.
I have been documenting my experience of creating the Huntley Meadows show on my blog “366 Days of Making,” a 2016 project to create something every day for one year.
I am thankful for the opportunity to exhibit work at Huntley Meadows this summer and for all the support of the wonderful community that gathers around this wildlife sanctuary.
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