OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday September 7 from 5-8pm
Breakfast in the Forest is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and pieces made from bones, which explore expanding one’s heart and mind. Nourishment from the natural world and the unseen, unspoken but ever present forces always at work around us, is the food for the soul that provides the sustenance for this body of work.
Transformation, like the shedding of skin, brings vulnerability. This is the time when renovation can occur and growth, however painful, can bring enlightenment. In this time of nakedness family secrets, and personal challenges can be exposed to the light of day and seeds for change can be planted.
Experiences growing up in south Texas, living in Latin America and finally moving to New York, eventually brought Irene an intense longing to live as close as possible to nature in a more ancient, vulnerable way and in a wilder place. She moved off grid in the high desert of Oregon. Her desire is to identify a universal experience or deep primitive feeling that is not visual and bring it to life.