MARA LEA BROWN
Walls: A National Juried Art Exhibition
Petaluma Arts Center
Exhibition Dates: July 6 – August 31, 2019
Exhibition Theme: Walls
“…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall
That wants it down.”
––––––––––from Mending Wall by Robert Frost
One of America’s greatest poets left much philosophy woven into the metaphor of his work and his notions concerning walls became enduring and relevant in the poem quoted above. In our own time, walls have their own meanings, metaphorical or actual. As a presence in human history as now, the wall exists as barrier, as support, as well as perimeter of our inhabited space.
We may find dynamic subject matter in powerful associations we all have with this subject. Artists submitted works of art inspired by the wall as a visual idea, exploring the questions freely that arose in the process.
"El Sueño Americano"
Mara Lea Brown, mixed media, 2019
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