Laura Denny - Gaia’s Children

Laura Denny  -  Gaia

Laura Denny - Gaia

Laura Denny - Gaia’s Children

Since June of 2016, I have been intensely researching and creating mixed media sculpture utilizing ceramics, quilted tapestries, and found objects about species extinction for a solo exhibition titled, “Gaia’s Children.”

Growing up, I had the good fortune to be born and raised in Hawaii, which fostered a deep connection to the natural environment, Marin animals, and indigenous Hawaiian culture. Ocean swimming was a daily occurrence, and I was often greeted by turtles, fish, and sometimes sharks.

My artwork is a meditation about our global and collective loss of species and environment. The work is also a story about everything I love that is rapidly going extinct. In my works, I try to honor and give reverence to the animals, trees, and indigenous cultures.

Our culture lacks an appropriate container for experiencing the collective wound of environmental degradation. I have used my arts as means to reflect on and sit with the discomfort. How do we come to terms with what has occurred? What do I tell my children? How do we sit with grief? We need each other. Art and love are ways to remind us we are connected.

Art is an opportunity to experience the space between black and white thinking. The limitless shades of gray and color. Art requires an opening of the mind and soul in order to receive and perceive these differences

Exhibition dates: June 6 - June 30, 2019

Greed

Greed

Human Resources

Human Resources