September 1 – October 31, 2019
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
8400 France Ave. South, Bloomington, Minnesota
Weekdays 9 - 5, Sundays 8:15 – 12 noon
Jean greets visitors in the gallery – Sunday morning, September 1
Works in Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastel
An artist may choose to explore small things that seem to contain worlds within worlds. Nature is a ready gallery for this kind of pursuit, with its structures, patterns and colors. Why flower and stone? Stones take centuries to form with water, heat, cold and pressure. Flowers appear overnight and stay for just a moment. While stones have a layered density of molecules, flowers have a soft fluidity of parts. Both have secret centers from which growth begins. Both have an underlying patterned structure. Each sea pebble grows in a crystalline arrangement, and the flower, in a layered network of petals.