This is a photo I took of letters I made from grape vines tied together with blackberry bramble vine. Honoring Earth is always on my mind. It shows up in my art a great deal of the time as a theme. It is my spiritual practice and the attitude I aspire towards, sometimes more difficult to practice than other times. I believe it is imperative.
I was hoping this honor earth piece would go public so I will be delighted to have it in the exhibition at Matzke Fine Art next year. Right now, the piece is in our house. It is 15 feet long and 3 feet high. Needless to say, we see it every day and it is a mantra of ours.
I am working on creating an art exhibition on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery. We have titled the show Camano Honors Earth. This is a work in process. The question to you is... What does it mean to you to honor earth?
I love this piece, it truly reminds me of the park and woods here. Camano Honors Earth will be a very exciting show, several artist have agreed to do some outside installations in the sculpture park that will be environmentally thought provoking ! I am looking forward to your paintings for the show. Karla
-- Matzke Fine Art, 11/19/09
Hi, Susan. As you know I'm neither artistic nor religious, but for me honoring the earth is about the wonderful, spiritual lift I get when I'm in a beautiful landscape - a grand one such as by the sea, in the mountains, in a forest , or in an intimate place where nature is all around me. There I realise just how precious our world is and how lucky I am to spend a short time here.
-- Alan Boyland, 11/19/09
Creativity propels the universe.
Susan Cohen Thompson • Camano Island, WA • 360-387-4245