Abstract textural painting by Lu Pearl “Mother Earth” is a 40” x 30” sculptural painting created with sculptural paste, acrylics and copper leaf in May of 2020
The work is available for $3,600 or $360 x 10 months, no interest with our partner Art Money
Artists' Statement: Lu Pearl - Award Winning Artist, recognized in the US and UK
While considering a theme for an art piece depicting introspection my initial thoughts were to turn inward to observe my own mental and emotional processes. During the recent times of uncertainty that we have all been going through I imagine that each and everyone of us has been taking stock and asking ourselves many internal questions. It’s been a time of solitude and a time of seeking.
During this contemplation my mind wandered momentarily to a time when I was in California driving through the areas of Sonoma county that had been ravaged by wildfires. It was a heartbreaking sight to absorb. Acres of burnt out forest holding on to the earth, weakened and charred. I stopped my car to look around, it was deadly silent, once where there would have been wildlife scurrying around there was nothing but a lull. As I stood there I began to look closer, amidst all the devastation I could see bright green shoots peeking out from cracks in tree trunks, pushing up and poking through the crispy debris on the ground, buoyant and dancing in the sunlight. My sadness turned into delight at this beautiful sight of renewal, rebirth and resilience. I was mesmerized by the glory of nature and it’s ability to rebuild and start again.
It occurred to me that it’s how we show up in this world that matters. It’s how we continue to create and endeavor to be the best version of ourselves through the good times and the bad times.
“Mother Earth” is about the beauty of this planet that we all reside on. It’s about how we as humanity are all a part of its glory and maybe all that we need to do is remember our own strength, our own resilience, our own brightness and our own ability as a species to rebuild and regrow.
Fear should have no place in this world, we are all here as one and we are greater and more abundant than we allow ourselves to feel or believe.
Layers of wood laminated together then sculpted to build this beautifully designed artwork by Sculptor Kim Ward. The sculpture stands 36x24 and is on exhibit in the gallery, available for purchase online.