Over the past few months, our community has been looking at the dynamic energies of our beautiful planet Earth and exploring different ways of expressing them. We started this journey by photographing evidence of change, growth, movement, and decay in natural and urban spaces. These photographs were then used as source material for developing works that captured these ideas, with each artist using a selected range of materials, substrates, formats, and processes.
As our planet struggles to find ways to offset the damage done by the shortsighted practices of our collective human family, the strains on our natural world grow more extreme and force us to confront our own actions -- both constructive and destructive. By focusing on the cyclical energies inherent to the natural world in combination with the complexities of human nature, art becomes an important tool for expressing the connections and fractures, wonders and worries, and reverence and sadness we experience firsthand everyday.