Hold in the Light
This body of work, Hold in the Light, was exhibited in the 2007 Guilford Art Faculty Exhibition at Guilford College.

This installation called Hold in the Light refers to the Quaker community’s practice of “holding someone in the light” in times of trouble or special joy. The flowers, grasses and weeds in the paintings are suspended in patches and drips of painted light - visual metaphors for ourselves. There are worn architectural elements and furniture in the space around the paintings; their peeling paint and scratches are the scars of human use. These elements suggest the passage of time and echo the decaying plants and flowers: the ephemeral constructions around the images contribute to our awareness of the reality of impermanence. Very small images of human beings imply our infinitesimal, yet light-filled place in the universe.



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