Explore the intersection of landscape and self!
Beth Thompson’s exhibit Portals invites readers on a contemplative journey. Drawing us inward, Portals provides a roadmap to connect the landscape with the deeper self. Within lie the cities of our past and the plants in our gardens. Creatures in forgotten wildernesses inhabit these pages, swimming in rivers, streams, and oceans.
Am I a babbling brook or a vast sea? Do I provide a home to manatee or tortoise? What plant provides me a refreshing drink on a hot day? Where grows my spicy grove? And how can I arrive at the intersection of the landscape and the deeper self with a sense of time?
Online: Exhibition Sep 14 - Nov 10
Portals transports readers across two centuries of ecological and environmental changes, through ethereal descriptions from William Bartram’s classic journal of the Southeast, Travels (1791). Beth Thompson’s kaleidoscopic artwork illuminates the cartography. Questions for contemplation invite readers to explore the intersection of landscape and self.
Are you an intrepid explorer? Dare to step through the Portals of Time and Art to explore the rich inner landscapes through reflection on the outer environment.