“Notes from the Universe” by Jo Fields | Awards Collective GalleryTalk
The Awards Collective was created to feature the works of artist who have received a Juror’s Award in ASG’s Online exhibitions. Jo Fields’ image “Teneramente“ received the Juror’s Award in the “botanical” exhibition juried by Wendi Schneider. Jo’s exhibition “Notes from the Universe” was featured from October 1 to October 31, 2023 and is discussed in our GalleryTalk with Jo. Below is her statement about the exhibition.
“My childhood was filled with lessons about nature delivered aptly by my parents. The natural world became a foundational source of discovery, connection and solace. When my mother passed away suddenly, followed by the decline and death of my father, walks in nature became a way to process the long-term grief of their loss. The grief was renewed by the massive loss of life during the pandemic and these walks became a refuge to re-connect with nature in an intimate and mindful way. I feel that preordained scenes present themselves as a means to shed light on greater teachings of life, much like my original lessons in nature. These visual ‘Notes from the Universe’ represent how the fragility of life is both connected and ephemeral.” … Jo Fields, October, 2023