Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Changing Landscape ~ juried in!

I can't tell you how pleased I was to learn last night that I piece that I had been working on most recently has been juried into a multi-disciplinary show at the Burlington Arts Centre in Burlington, Ontario.

This piece is called the Changing Landscape and has been inspired by both a beautiful piece of landscape pottery but most important the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It represents the oil and water mixing and swirling ~ habitats in crisis and lives and livelihoods devistated by this event. I came to realize how deeply disturbed I was by this huge mess that seemingly has no easy solution for anyone involved. I hope and I wish that anyone viewing the piece will understand how fragile our enviroment is and how somehow not enough thought is ever given as to how much harm can come to it. The scope of this is way, way, way beyond me but even if a few more people that might view the show ~ give our enviroment a bit more consideration then hopefully the statement wasn't a loss.
This is acrylic on muslin, rovings, hand-stitched, mounted and framed for the show

9 comments:

island sweet said...

how wonderful that it will be seen!
it's so encouraging to know that your work is speaking to others.

Tammie Lee said...

Congratulations on getting into this show! Your piece is beautiful and I love the meaning within it. Wishing you a great show.
and
May we all learn to care for one another and our planet, this oil spill is horrific indeed.

linda stokes said...

Congratulations on having your piece selected - important subject matter too.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Your work here is lovely. And your most recent piece is not only eye candy but plays a deeper environmental note.

ger said...

How convenient - I only have to fully agree with Joie... ;) - thank you for stopping by at Gerdiary...

Shammickite said...

So you are originally from The Rock? I'll be there in July, sy Johns for a week, I'm so excited.

Shammickite said...

I was there last August too.... Regatta Week. I love going to St Johns, i try to get there every year.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

barbara, i thought i'd left a
comment on this piece, but alas...
i am feeling like that, and
constantly turn my self toward
and into the light of the yellow, the circle of hope...it's a very
strong and direct message...
happy that it will be experienced
by many..

Karen Turner said...

Congratulations!