Janice Emmott - Patterns of Life
With Fran Toomey
Images 1-4 Nature’s Forms
My first image is a linen cloth about 6’ long. The mandorla in the centre frames the scattered but interconnected plants, animals and other elemental forms which are vital to all life. Here (as now) nature has a breathing space.
Next is a detail of this cloth, with leaves, streams and snakes.
The exuberant flowers which follow are a micro view of nature’s beauty and bounty.
Images 5-8 Nature’s Rhythms
These images suggest the rhythms of nature – burgeoning, disintegrating, repeating.
Images 9-11 Life Force
In images 9 and 10 the life force is personified. In the final image the stars are eyes (and fishes). Suppose they look at earth. What do they see?