Beauty Passing Through Us: Natural History and Art as Intervention

An Exhibition in Support of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

June 24 - August 26, 2021


Diane Gilbert

Played guitar strings, painted screen, wire, gampi paper.

40” x 24” x 16”h

My work is, for me, a compelling form of reciprocity in response to the beauty of the natural world.  While not literally representing the plant world, there is a sense of bio-inspired architecture at work.  It is in the process of making, where patterns and relationships arise functionally, that I feel connected to the processes of life.  In this body of work I tried to capture the exuberance of life force, a sense of life burgeoning forth, a form caught in the act of growing, flowering, unfolding, on the threshold of change.

Rhizome, end view