Ancient Rhythms: The Grandeur and Intimacy of Nature

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Artists’ Talk: The tensions in this exhibition concern the scale between large and small and the juxtaposition between organic vs geometric. Both are clearly evident in the works of Lynda Smith-Bugge and Janet Wheeler in their spiritual explorations of nature’s ancient rhythms. In Smith-Bugge’s large scale works she unveils the tree’s innermost being, revealing burled patterns, insect ravaged wood and the striation of the grain. Wheeler’s intimate boxes are both containers for sacramental objects and ritual platforms for offerings or altars.