Ellen Litwiller: Natura Morta, Natura Vive

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Jan 28 2017 - Mar 1905

Rocks appear to be inanimate and dead to us however they go through incredible transformations during their geologic lifetime.  The oldest rocks on Earth are 3.8 billion years ago and they will be here in one form or another long after we humans are gone.  The heat, shifting and uplifting that occurs in geology can all be associated with our own lives and how we also form through personal experiences of pressure, eruptions and erosion. These images of rocks are brought into a more traditional setting to encourage a fresh awareness and affection for the ground beneath our feet.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Painting
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Ellen Litwiller

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