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Alison Green: Confluence: Plant/Life
February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alison Green, Confluence: Plant/Life February 7-March 7, 2020
My Art is an exploratory journey, both in subject matter and process.
I’m fascinated with the endless variety and complexity of botanicals such as plants, fungi, lichen, flowers, trees, and seeds. Using encaustic, oil paint, collage, and drawing, I merge representational plant forms with evocative abstract elements. As I study the elaborate and immense plant world, I discover increasingly innovative ways to create my images. This confluence where media, technique, and subject matter come together in an organic process, resulting in a fluid evolution of themes and iconography.
Growing up in the Canadian Rockies, my strongest childhood memories are of forests where my imagination and body were sparked alive with feeling. Science now recognizes how spending time in nature contributes to human health and wellness. I believe that the contemporary disconnect of humans from the natural world is harming the human psyche as much as it is harming the planet. The alarming number of human-caused threats to plants and the environment requires a massive awakening to the importance of biodiversity and conservation.
My art process connects me to the many artists, writers, filmmakers, scientists, and conservationists who delve into and explore the elegant interconnectivity of all living things. My work seeks an intriguing middle ground, where elements and references become abstract, whisper suggestions, and transition into a mysterious realm: nuanced, poetic, and unknown.