Mary Spencer

Anne Sargent Walker

October 13 – November 13, 2016

Reception: October 22, 5 – 7PM

Using acrylics, Mary Spencer paints a fossil fantasy world with realistic drawings of primitive life-forms. As species evolve over millions of years and others disappear, fossils are a reminder that we are all but a fragile presence on the planet’s shell. The sea swells dark and deep, holding fathomless secrets…. fossilized yet luminous.

 Anne Sargent Walker’s mixed media paintings explore the beauty, complexity and fragility of the natural world, and our complicated relationship with it. The surface content of birds, flora and other creatures often degrades, peels back, dissolves or drips to reveal layers underneath, suggesting loss of habitat, species, the earth itself and, of course, us.