Voice of the Earth
A Conversation about Spirit, Matter and Time
Paintings - Photographs - Installation
Solo exhibition with installation of volcanic ash, earth, metal signs and hanging plant materials.
April 27th through November 17th, 2016
Cerro Coso Art Gallery, Ridgecrest, CA
“What would the Earth say to us if we were listening?
Is there a way to learn to hear languages other than our own human words?
This artwork explores the language of energy. The language of gesture and symbolism.
I see these as the Vocabulary of the Earth.”
What would the Earth say to us if we were to focus with intent to hear her?
Is there a language that we have access to that transcends human words?
Gesture and Energy are part of the Vocabulary and Language of the Earth.
Soundtrack for Voice of the Earth, featuring the musical composition Suspension of Disbelief by Karen Nielsen Licher and Bruce Licher.
Karen Nielsen Licher's artwork evokes a sense of a transcendent reality, free of the dogma of conventional notions of the sacred. Karen's work is informed by her connection with the substance and energy of nature, as a means for metaphorical expressions relevant to the human condition. Her installations in particular can be seen as an intention to contribute towards a re-sanctification of the landscape.
I collect earth, found materials and images from the landscape and bring them into a gallery setting, either as paintings on canvas, photographs, or materials in installations. I love working with these natural materials in an experimental manner, to see if I can find a new way to express our commonality with all of nature. Since our human experience is so intrinsically dependent on all of these elements: the earth, the fire, the water and the air, it makes sense to me to perceive the planet we inhabit as a kindred spirit."