Geology of Spirit at Light Art Space in Silver City

Karen Hymer, artist and gallery owner at Light Art Space, asked Pat and I to bring select images from the Geology of Spirit exhibition to Silver City, New Mexico for August, September and part of October. The space is just beautiful, and it was so exciting to see my gold leaf pieces on her walls (perfect lighting to show off their depth and shine).

Our opening reception on August 24th was one of three that evening which included Variegated Views (Joel Armstrong, Ben Brown, Valerie Galloway, Carmen Ruiz, Eugene Starobinsky, and Cougar Vigil) and Evolution at Work (Mimi Calise Peterson and Art Peterson). The gallery was full of amazing art - nearly every form of photography imaginable, painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media.

The best part was getting to meet all the talented, kind and open people that took part in the exhibitions. Visitors were equally wonderful and reflected the creative spirit of Silver City. Talking, eating, drinking, laughing … my heart was full to bursting by the end of the night.

Here are a few images from the installed exhibition.

Images for the poem “Geologies of Spirit” by Rosemarie Dombrowski include Patrick O’Brien’s archival pigment print on the left and my grid of nine gold-leaf pieces “Spirit of Ancient Trees” on the right.

Images for the poem “Geologies of Spirit” by Rosemarie Dombrowski include Patrick O’Brien’s archival pigment print on the left and my grid of nine gold-leaf pieces “Spirit of Ancient Trees” on the right.

The grouping of five gold leaf images for Rosemarie Dombrowski’s poem “Synaptic Earth.”

The grouping of five gold leaf images for Rosemarie Dombrowski’s poem “Synaptic Earth.”

One of my favorite groups: four gold leaf images for “The Love Poem (I Can Not Write)” by Lois Roma-Deeley.

One of my favorite groups: four gold leaf images for “The Love Poem (I Can Not Write)” by Lois Roma-Deeley.

The water metaphor has been central for me this year. Here, four gold leaf images for Lois Roma-Deeley’s poem “If When.”

The water metaphor has been central for me this year. Here, four gold leaf images for Lois Roma-Deeley’s poem “If When.”

For Lois Roma-Deeley’s poem “Empty Spaces,” Patrick’s evocative mirror on the right told the literal story of the poem, and my three gold leaf pieces on the left spoke to Lois’s underlying idea of negative space. The big difference in this group for me was using color.

For Lois Roma-Deeley’s poem “Empty Spaces,” Patrick’s evocative mirror on the right told the literal story of the poem, and my three gold leaf pieces on the left spoke to Lois’s underlying idea of negative space. The big difference in this group for me was using color.