ART EXHIBIT: Forest Crowns and Gems

2017-11-23 Forest Crowns and Gems
November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – December 11, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
575 N Rd
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3

FREE Exhibit | Everyone Welcome!

Ranza Clark
All creatures, domestic or wild, deserve reverence, gratitude and gentleness. One day I envisioned a crowned queen emerging from the forest, offering her guardianship of the natural world, and this theme has come to repeat itself in my work as I continue to explore the magic connection between humans, flora and fauna. When we all return to the forest, what is truly precious reveals itself, and it is up to us to recognize and preserve the gems offered up by nature. As I continue to paint, I see the royalty of the forest gradually gathering to piece together a larger story, still awaiting discovery.

Jessica Hepper 
Twenty years ago I moved to the island of Lasqueti that has now become my home. In the early days I spent alot of time staring out the window mesmerized by the beauty of light dancing on the ocean. That feeling was probably the inception of my journey as an artist. Light – Beauty – Reflection and Flow –  all these qualities have found their way into my work. It’s not surprising that I chose jewelry as my medium as the process of making jewelry is a nurturing meditation. The qualities of the colors reflect my own emotional journey, sometimes passionate and fiery in deep red creations or watery blues. In two decades of living here, a part of my life is in my studio in the woods weaving beads, crystals and gems while my husband explores his own world building beautiful handcrafted harps. I love watching a woman connect with a piece of my jewelry – seeing her resonate with something that reflects her beauty; knowing she will wear the piece as a celebration of who she is.