Rhonda Smith

Aberrations and Cathedral of Clouds
74 H X 84 W X 48 D inches
mixed media 2021-2022

I moved from a lifetime of painting to the field of sculpture five years ago, delighted with a new world of materials but especially the capacity to express movement, substance, vibrations and, also what is not there, but held in the realm of the physical piece, the invisible realm that the poet Rumi describes. It is here where I look for the means to reflect my daily witnessing of the crumbling natural environment and the world-wide erosion of sense of place, solastalgia, that is occurring for most humans and creatures. There are these two tragedies, yet an ineffable beauty continues.