Piece description from the artist
We are all searching for a place to call "home." Like most people in America, I am descended from ancestors who left their native lands, searching for a better life. "Homestead" is a gesture to their strength, determination, and will to thrive.
Making art and music has been a life-long practice for Jody Katopothis, and the relationship between these two expressions has become an integral part of her creative explorations. Although each has unique qualities, the two are fully intertwined, complementing, inspiring and informing each other. Her paintings reflect various recurring themes, which are interpreted and reinterpreted over time. These themes include family and ancestral lines, nature's organic beauty, the human organization of nature, and the evolution of humankind from a cultural and spiritual perspective.
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