Balance of Power (Callings)
encaustic medium and pigment stick on cradled birch panel
36" (W) x 48" (H) x 1.5" (D)
Imagine a forest full of creatures who are trying to tell us something but we can't or won't hear them? "Soundings" represents nature in all of its forms, it is the water, the sky, the forest, the internal and the external, the just born, and the bones of the recently passed. It is the cycle of life. In this piece, I am thinking about how creatures (whether bird, fish, cow, alligator, or insect) always know when extreme weather is on the way. Perhaps, we could use the universality of nature – as a talking stick – to bridge the divide and build consensus between those who believe in climate change with those who do not.
All images copyright Karen Bright, Studio Bright