Interconnected Online Exhibition

Featured Artists

Christina Conklin, Silvia Cored, Hugo Crosthwaite, Cynthia Fusillo, Michele Guieu, Kathryn Howard, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Pascal Ken, Addy Lyon, Laurence Malherbe, Quin de la Mer, Eric Meyer, Michele Montjoy, Nuzart, Cristian Pietrapiana, Priyanka Rana, Pascale Rousseau, Sailev, Ivan Sigg, Mercedes Uribe, Marcela Villaseñor, Virgile, Lotte Van De Walle.

Exhibition

Saiga Antelope

Digital image

This weird nose, besides the Tatooine vibes, let it filter through the dust-filled air of the steppes and warm up the freezing air of tough winters. It generally hangs in a pack of forty over several hundred kilometers to find green pasture. In springtime, females gather to give birth in mass, which I think is cool. Two-third of all newborns are twins. You can’t make that up. After the fall of the USSR, its repartition area kept shrinking and it lost three quarters of its population due to the acceleration of farming and hunting. Then another 70% to an epidemic. Climate change is highly suspected of weakening its immunity Status: Critically endangered.
2020
  • Virgile

Interconnected

Calligraphy on paper, digital composition.
15x21cm

2021
  • Pascal Ken

Anthropocene

Digital image

2021
  • Virgile

World Wild Web

Oil on canvas

Nature is a wonderful diversity of living organisms that thrive in interdependence. Let’s protect it.
2021
  • Sailev

Série PAZ
PAZ series

Peinture estampe
15x15cm

2021
  • Mercedes Uribe

Inter Connected

Ink drawings, cut out, hollowed out, and digitally layered.

Mesh, interconnectivity, and networks.
2021
  • Eric Meyer

Talisman

Mixed media
3"×4.5"

My “Talisman” series gives voice to the tiniest creatures. Revealing the bonds between all living things -especially those we take for granted- confronts us with our own fragility. We are as vulnerable as the ecosystems and resources we depend on.
2021
  • Lotte Van De Walle

When it’s over, let’s eat pie

Painted sign

I’m more proud to live in this lovely community-minded village than of my painting efforts. I placed this sign in the giant pie dish in Denby dale’s ‘pie village’ at the beginning of lockdown. It’s still there and people have added lovely painted stones around the dish.

Since 1788 the villagers of Denby Dale have baked giant pies to celebrate extra special events (11 to date). Would be lovely to have a pie party when this pandemic is over!
2021
  • Kathryn Howard

The Roots

Digital photograph

Bermuda Triangle, 2020
Photo was taken in Hamilton, Bermuda.
2021
  • Marcela Villaseñor

30 leaves connected by Autumn

Digital photography

秋までにつながる30枚の葉 The water of the sky and the blue clouds that rose in it. The wrinkled hands of the fig tree, The still greenness of the lemon tree. The little foreign languages ​​of jasmine, lilac, pittosporum. The rolled bamboo leaves. A yellow devil's hoof. Everywhere exotic slats with grooves blackened by time: the fruit of a collaboration between nature and humans, shining with intelligence and rain. And finally, my blurry reflection, which fixes and comments on this square of the colorful and comforting present.
2020
  • Ivan Sigg

Archipelago

Branches and repurposed yarn

It is time to experiment, slow down, reflect, let go, pause.
It is time to observe nature.
It is time to accept our fragility, mirroring nature’s fragility, because we are nature.
It is time to accept the messiness. Life is messy. Art is messy. All I am doing right now does not look all organized and controlled? Good!
It is time to connect with people to think together about possible – and immediate – changes. Changes are necessary and unavoidable. I see the period we are going through as a metamorphosis.
These challenging times are also the occasion to continue to question my practice, including the materials I am using. The art studio is not exempt from the extraction process upon which we built our civilization: the art materials come from “somewhere”. I really like the idea of modest art or temporary art. I like to do digital collages. It is possible I will never print them, and that’s OK.
2021
  • Michele Guieu

Who Can We Help?

Mixed media collage of monoprint with still shots of Yilei in my paper dress stitched with the words “Who Can Help Us” – “Who Can We Help” & stenciled leaves.

A time to be interconnected with each other and our environment.
Inspired by Chinese woman poet Qiu Jin’s poem “Preoccupation”.
2021
  • Cynthia Fusillo

All in the Same Boat

Mixed media on paper
20”x16”

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”
Joseph Campbell
2021
  • Cristian Pietrapiana

Threatened Species in British Columbia Coast

Collage 11″ x 17″

2021
  • Terri Hughes-Oelrich

Tideline as Timeline: San Mateo

cloth, paper
50” x 20”

This is the artifact of a walk in the Tideline as Timeline series, in which I led people along the future shoreline (in red) of their neighborhood — this walk-in San Mateo.
The light blue “waves” denote the current shoreline we crossed Hwy 101, which will be underwater before too long, b cause much of this area was built on infilled salt flats.
Each slip of paper records a conversation between pairs of walkers in response to prompts on their relationship to place, their role in the story, and their responses to a climate disrupted future.
2021
  • Christina Conklin

Riu

Mixed-Media – natural soil pigments and Indigo tinctoria mixed with egg
2m x 3m

This painting is part of an installation exhibited in Valencia, Base de la Marina, in Spain.

Interconnection and Resilience were the concepts behind the installation. Herman Hesse’s depiction of the river as a container of all existent sounds was the primeval source of inspiration. Throughout the process, I picked many voice reflections and created two sound pieces.
2021
  • Silvia Cored

Interconnected

Engraving on photosensitive film

2020 will at least have taught me that if thought is undoubtedly the privileged place of connection between the other / you and me, the hand is this subtle and essential point of contact with the world. We will have to touch each other again, hold out our hands, shake them.
2021
  • Laurence Malherbe

Someday

Embroidery on a vintage hankie, 12” square

As this awful year comes to a close I am reaching for the hope of someday.
2021
  • Michele Montjoy

Spread Love (detail)

The drawings and prints in this book (11” x 8”) were created throughout 2020 and reflect some emotions and feelings this year has brought to my thoughts.

This book was constructed with all pre-existing materials I’ve found littered or previously had myself saved waiting to be used and repurposed. I enjoy taking an item from one dialogue/purpose like becoming damaging waste and shifting that material into another life through art such as using newspaper, stuffing paper, and old fabric to convey my message within this piece. I also believe hands can play as symbols of many meanings including conjoining, taking, receiving, and longing making their presence aware throughout the pages. Spreading love happens in a brief moment with others like smiling at a friend or stranger, making it easy to share.
Spread Love.
2021
  • Addy Lyon

Dibujos de Cuarentena parte 14
Quarantine drawing sketchbook part 14

A stop-motion drawing animation series that depicts pandemic life.
2021
  • Hugo Crosthwaite

Waking

Experimental film

A Moving Poem about Interconnection. Love is the way we find comfort in a world that is falling apart. Through love, we deeply connect with others and with the natural world. The shift from a narrative of domination and accumulation to a narrative of respect occurs through a world view that honors love above all else.

Location: California Colorado Desert Honorable Mention – Hollywood International Golden Age Festival 2020.
2021
  • Quin de la Mer

Everything is connected

Digital animation

Everything is always in constant motion, spiraling through the infinite possibilities to eventually become one.. duality and separation being nothing but illusions of reality as we know it. It is what creates the flow of the universe and thus our inescapable longing to become one begins. Until it ends to begin again. To end again to begin. In this interconnected web of life.
2021
  • Nuzart

Poetry of Time

Installation, digital photograph

The rotten fruit like a lost moment is of no use to me.
Time changed what was mine to live for another.
I never lost the tussle of control, it was always a mirage.
When did I take the title of supreme?
2021
  • Priyanka Rana

Rearview (100 Astronauts), detail

Installation (plaster, wood, and mirror)
4’ x 4’

Plan A for Planet B
Plan A for Planet B
Planet B for you and me
Planet B for you and me
You, me, and Christopher Columbus
You, me, and Christopher Columbus
Will we make the same mistakes?
Will we make the same mistakes?
This new place needs new rules
That lasts us for Billion years
When our DNA drifts then who are you and me
When our DNA drifts then who are you and me
Objects in this mirror are closer than you think
Objects in this mirror are closer than you think
2021
  • Priyanka Rana

Otafuku, the Japanese goddess of Mirth

Drawing on a bean (length: 24mm)

To draw on a bean: anyone can do it anywhere in the world since this plant is shared by millions of people on Earth. Like any seed, it is a powerful concentrate of life, nourishment for the body, and a source of inspiration for the eye.

Exercising this modest #art is a very simple way to honor the little treasures of everyday life, to thank nature for what it offers us, to find connections with ancient beliefs when animism was obvious. In most cultures bean is considered as a symbol of renewal, brings luck and prosperity, wards off misfortune, and chases away evil spirits, so… always have a (painted) bean at home!
2021
  • Pascale Rousseau

We have created an extremely globalized world where people and goods travel intensively, enabling Covid-19 to quickly spread and alter the human experience across the globe. The world stood still, and we realized how much we need the people who take care of our health, our food, and how much we value the connection with those around us. Being unable to spend time with friends, family and community has made us ponder the importance of our connections. We’ve learned the immense value of a simple touch, a smile, or a hug. We are learning the importance of our relationships and the interconnectedness we have across the globe.

The world is facing a poly-crisis, in which climate change is a monumental challenge. We already see its consequences all around the globe. Hurricanes intensify, forests burn, ice caps are melting, the ocean is acidifying, biodiversity is in free fall, inequalities are growing. By over-using the natural world and consuming nature’s resources as if they were unlimited and creating exponential pollution and waste, we are cutting the very branch we are sitting on.

The story we are told: consume more to be happier, is incompatible with living in harmony with our planet. Even if we could switch to renewable energy easily, it would not solve the fundamental problem we have: our entire system is based on economic growth. And economic growth is the measure of the destruction of nature.

But other stories are possible, stories where communities interconnect with the natural world in a respectful way, sharing Earth resources and space with other species. A world where humans do not take over every single wild space on this small planet. Understanding our vital interconnections with the natural world will make us understand why we need to limit ourselves to maintain a livable planet.

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