Piece description from the artist
Living in an urban landscape, it is a pleasure to walk the neighborhoods and observe so many "personal farms". Here in Portland, Oregon, lots of front yards are turned over to gardening. Watching the ripening of future nourishment somehow gives a feeling of satisfaction. Observing the cycles of life, in the fruits and vegetables we tend, and also in the bigger picture, with the seasons of a human life.
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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