Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Almost Wordless Wednesday: "Mother Earth, Tired" by Claudia Faith @ the Zeitgeist

Claudia Faith, a full-time working artist since 2004, grew up on the Iron Range of the fifties and sixties, a historically challenging time for the mining community due to labor disputes and cheap imports. Her paintings, on display in the Zeitgeist Atrium during the month of June, are still hanging, so you should go inside this week if you happen to be out front getting acquainted with the new Zeitgeist Parklet which itself has been decorated by local artists.

The paintings feature vivid, expressive colors with imagery that viewers can identify and relate to. The stories behind the sometimes whimsical imagery are darker.

You can read her artist statement here.
"Mother Earth Baubles on Her Bosom
"Mother Earth~~Mentoring the Next Generation"
"So Sheep May Safely Graze"
"Genetic Tampering"
"Haiku Cows"
one of two paintings related to farming
"Cactus Wren"
A poem accompanies the show, titled 
Mother Earth, tired

The beginning of the world

May be regarded as the Mother

Of the world.

To apprehend the Mother

Know the offspring.

To know the offspring

Is to remain close to the mother.

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To learn more about the work of Claudia Faith, visit her site a
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