Exhibition of New Work by Member Jean Formo

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

Works by Jean Formo

Works by Jean Formo

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.