Get a Grip


Get a Grip

Mike & Sarah Marsh

Opening: August 16 5:30 pm

Viewing: August 16 until August 26

A combination of paintings by Mike Marsh and pottery by Sarah Marsh

“Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Art not only imitates nature, but it also completes its deficiencies.” This can be interpreted as art not only recreating the natural world but also creating new ways in which to see it in another light.

Hands shown in various positions symbolize inherent energy such as in meditation, receptivity, unity and wisdom. The hand has long been thought of as a conduit of power – transforming unseen energy into the world of form – and the Latin manifestus (clear or plain) encompasses the word manus or hand.

Our hands do so much for us. They are capable of a wide variety of functions: touch- ing, grasping, feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing, and more. They are a vitally important part of who we are and how we see ourselves.

“Many hands make light work” emphasizes the importance of teamwork and cooperation. This idiom represents how a tough, “heavy” task can become easier, quicker, and “lighter” when multiple people help. It’s often used as an encouraging statement to help motivate people to complete a big project.

Art is a harmony parallel with nature. Art is a man’s nature; nature is God’s art. Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.

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