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Curator’s Statement

This year (the 7th in the series) the work investigates WOOD.  As before, twelve artists were given identical formats to work with and then asked to interpret the theme in any way they wanted with the medium they normally work in.  The resulting artwork speaks for itself. The artists hope their work will create within you some thoughtful responses and questions.

The Art on the Wall series is part of a multi-cultural exploration into the nature of creativity and understanding. The theme for the first four years comes from the Classical Greek elements (earth, air, fire and water) that underscore Western understanding of the world around us.  These were followed by stone (a component of earth) then the Chinese elements of metal and wood which are also components of earth.  For example, water (enriched with earth’s minerals and metals) nourishes wood; wood fuels fire and creates ash from which metals are derived.

Carol Hassen, 2017

Art on the Wall 2017 Brochure


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