Art + Architecture + Design Inspired By Nature
Comprehension of our relationship with nature, whether biological, elemental, or geographic, has been at the core of human expression since the first pictographs were carved millennia ago. Celebrating the diversity of Richmond’s creative culture, Bio_DIVERSITY is an assemblage of painting, sculpture, architecture, and furniture exploring the influence of nature in art and design.
The artists and designers represented in Bio_DIVERSITY have been a source of inspiration to me and have been a considerable force in shaping Richmond’s identity as a creative center on the East Coast. A fundamental value of my creative process is cultivating collaborative relationships with local designers, artists, and craftsmen whose imprint can be seen in much of my built work.
The synthesis of land [nature] and form [design] is a hallmark of my work and the catalyst for the central narrative of the show. The best examples of this exploration can be seen in the National Donor Memorial at UNOS, Luck Stone Corporate Headquarters, the Starkey Residence, and Belvedere Gardens Mausoleum.
I want to thank the Eric Schindler Gallery for the opportunity to introduce my new practice to the creative community and to cook some barbecue. I want to acknowledge my good friends Amrit, Alex, and Kirsten for their unfaltering encouragement, guidance, and help during this process. Finally I wish to thank the artists and designers for believing in Bio_DIVERSITY and for trusting me with their inspirational work.
Contributing artists and designers:
Eric Schindler Gallery
2305 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Friday, March 16th, 7-9pm
Exhibit runs, through_
April 10, 2012