The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to present What Comes To Mind: Nature/Human Nature and Visual Translation by Joyce Cutler-Shaw.
What Comes to Mind is of the artist’s role as visual translator across disciplines of art and medical science and art and our endangered global environment. We are of nature, born of water, at home in a blue striated marble, 70% water, orbiting in a universe that we have discovered is but one of many universes in seemingly endless cosmic space.
Within ourselves we share remnant chemical constituents with every living thing and a common evolutionary past through millennia. We can live without food for some time but we cannot live without water. Wall books in the exhibit ask “What Shall We Do When The River Runs Dry?” when we have overused our common supply. There are drawings and dimensional drawings of Limbs and Trunks as visual metaphors for our identity with the natural world. There is a walk-in book of wild birds and grasses.
What comes to mind is that we are temporal. The past is memory, translated to artists slide books of brain images and Memory Pictures. There are tunnel books with brain scan movies as if in a wonderland of images in the mysterious realm of consciousness, of origins still unexplained.