Piece description from the artist
I've always been very connected to nature, particularly to trees and water.
As a child, I used to trace racoon tracks in the sand near the lake where I grew up.
I'd spend long hours hanging out in the woods exploring trails, examining moss, and climbing trees.
The Terra Temporalis series is based on my deep connection to nature as well as my growing concern for the environment.
The temporal aspect of the landscape is reflected in the materials I used for this series of pastel drawings.
Originally created on small, 6.5 × 8 inch pieces of recycled newspaper, the texture of the paper and the little bits of text that are visible give the work dimension and history.
Gabrielle Senza is an internationally recognized, multi-disciplinary artist whose work is included in the collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA New York, Lifetime Entertainment, JP Morgan Chase and Fidelity Investments, among numerous others. Her work has been exhibited in solo and traveling group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The terrain that Gabrielle explores through her work – be it installation, video, painting, photography, sculpture or drawing – is guided by intuition, deep listening and the connection to the emotional charge of a place, internal or external. This process aids in guiding her personal journey and surviving the sometimes ineffable past.