I am quite excited, as you can see above, to let you know that you are invited to the opening of my first solo exhibition "Unearth" on September 15th!!!
This show of my coal paintings and sculptures will be up for one month at CamibaArt Gallery in Austin. I've been putting together this new body of work since January and I can't wait to share it with y'all soon. Thank you to my folks, friends, and all of the wonderful people that have helped make this happen!
Sneak peek of one of the new paintings behind me 🙊
@camibaart @flatbedpress #unearth#coal#coalart#austinart#austinartist
#Unearth from @brotherwise_games has some of the prettiest sprues ever.
3 player game of #unearth 😊
Quick, easy, with some dice rolling luck involved. I think I like the game with 3 players more than 4 players as there are more turns to try and build wonders. It's also more likely to score higher points for the ruin cards with only 2 other people to compete against! 😃
I managed to get really lucky rolling 1, 2, and 3 most of the time when I needed them and built 4 wonders! Still a pretty close game as the last ruin card I claimed could have given one of my opponents enough points to potentially win the game! 😊
I might try this with 2 players next time and see if I like it better than with 3 players ☺
|| #unearth || #explore + #observe + #conserve
We’re all — trees, humans, insects, birds, bacteria — pluralities. Life is embodied network. These living networks are not places of omnibenevolent Oneness. Instead, they are where ecological and evolutionary tensions between cooperation and conflict are negotiated and resolved. These struggles often result not in the evolution of stronger, more disconnected selves but in the dissolution of the self into relationship.
Because life is network, there is no “nature” or “environment,” separate and apart from humans. We are part of the community of life, composed of relationships with “others,” so the human/nature duality that lives near the heart of many philosophies is, from a biological perspective, illusory. We are not, in the words of the folk hymn, wayfaring strangers traveling through this world. Nor are we the estranged creatures of Wordsworth’s lyrical ballads, fallen out of Nature into a “stagnant pool” of artifice where we misshape “the beauteous forms of things.” Our bodies and minds, our “Science and Art,” are as natural and wild as they ever were.
We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature.
Our ethic must therefore be one of belonging, an imperative made all the more urgent by the many ways that human actions are fraying, rewiring, and severing biological networks worldwide. To listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, is therefore to learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty.
-David George Haskell, “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connector”
Art by Cécile Gambini from Strange Trees by Bernadette Pourquié, an illustrated atlas of the world’s arboreal wonders.