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The “Dual Natures” multimedia art exhibit was open from October 4 through October 24, 2019 in Piety’s Art Gallery in Greenville, Illinois.
This is the exhibit space photographed from the entrance on the night of the opening.
The Call for Entry
This juried exhibition will feature artwork from local artists that considers the concept of two natures, with polarities and contrasts, black/white, male/female, flesh/spirit, future/past, and more. Dualities can also be of substance, of spirituality, of science, of time, of the space between (liminality).
The Ceramic Art Pieces
This piece was the first based on my time travels to the 27th century. This was the second time this piece got juried into an exhibit.
The dual nature of the starfish comes from an interpretation of the Australian Aborigine ritual associated with sharing the dreamer’s dream. As all aspects of those dreams were sacred, the dreams drawn onto sand will have to be covered up or scratched out. Here the starfish is a real animal, but also a part of a dream, and that makes it sacred. The crackled glass is covering up the sacred starfish.
This a piece where the real and sacred duality of great white sharks is the topic. The great white sharks are losing their cover, their protection, as their sacred nature is ignored. The sharks scurry about to find new shelter.