Lamp unto my feet, 2013
Oil on wooden door
78 x 29 inches

Who will save the secrets of the creatures?, 2013
Oil on antique steel headboard
48 x 38 inches

Four braids and a squirrel, 2012
Bones and found owl pellets in antique rising bowl
24 x 12 x 2.5 inches

Coaxing a better me, 2012
Oil on metal
30 x 30 inches

Encantada, 2011
Circle of bones, porcupine quills on copper tray
29.5 inches

Rising above resistance, 2012
Oil on wood
18 x 9 inches

Retreat, 2012
Watercolor and ink on paper
17 x 14 inches

Never going back
Mineral pigments on porcelain
13 x 10.5 inches

Kittens, 2013
Watercolor and ink on paper
10.5 x 13.5 inches

Take down your hair for Little Bear
Bones in antique brass tray
23.5 inches in diameter

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri BREAKFAST IN THE FOREST

Paintings Drawings PaleoGirls

September 7 – October 12, 2013

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.


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Breakfast in the Forest by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri