‘Guardians of the Earth’ Outdoor Art Exhibition by Ann H. Wilson at Bartram’s Garden Now Through October

April 30, 2024
If you’ve taken a walk in the Garden recently, you’ve probably come across these beautifully enchanting paintings on some of the trees. They’re part of “Guardians of the Earth”, an outdoor exhibition by artist Ann H. Wilson.
As an artist with over 30 years of exhibitions in the Philadelphia region, Ann has recently become interested in exhibiting outdoors as her current work is focused on an increased attention to the natural world and its preservation. The series of paintings exhibited at Bartram’s Garden include many local insects, an often overlooked but vital part in the balance of nature. The magic of fireflies and the summer music of cicadas and katydids are part of the series.
All of the pieces attempt to move beneath consciousness into our core of being that moves deeply back towards our creation. There is reverence, joy, fear, and awe. There is an urgent and impossible pull to grasp the interconnectedness of all life. With this, my most recent work has moved to touch other beings we share the earth with.
Guardians of the Earth will live in the Garden through October, but if you’d like to bring one of the pieces home with you, the originals are available for purchase! Reach out to Ann at www.annhwilson.com
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