The exhibition entitled “Nature and Geometry” invokes concepts such as inspiration, purity and tradition, as well as complexity, uniformity and precision. For the continual bounty of both “nature” and “progress,” we must find a synthesis between the finite realities of the natural world and humankind’s desire for continual advancement. The works of Art that were awarded honors express, in a unique way, these varying attributes.
First Place is awarded to Tricia Lowrey Lippert. Her piece entitled “Brothers of a Different Color” expresses the overwhelming beauty of mankind’s first inspiration, perhaps the catalyst for art and creativity: Nature.
Second Place is awarded to Tracy Granger. Her piece entitled “Sedona Sun” is an expression of the bounty and utility of the natural world using man-made yet nature-derived materials: Fiber.
Third Place is awarded to Cole Hastings Goldstein. His piece entitled “Drape Chandelier” is a work of Art that tackles the realities of progress, i.e. technology and innovation, with the acknowledgement of the fragility of nature through the use recycled materials and energy efficient technology.
Written by William Rusk, Judge of the Nature and Geometry Exhibition. Bill currently teaches Art and Visual Thinking and 2-D Design and Color at the Monroe campus of Northampton Community College.
One of the benefits of being a member artist is having the opportunity to show work at one of the Pocono Arts Council’s nine Public Galleries. In June/July, Claire Marcus is exhibiting her collaged hand-printed papers and handmade paper abstracts at the Monroe County Bar Association at 913 Main Street in Stroudsburg. Take a look around!