RenewalThis heavy rain is cleansing itwashes away the neurotic bits thosefragments of angst, the art puzzles that clogmy pores the rain is to rejoicein and of itself a lifesustaining elixir I thought as Iwalked under my English umbrellathe one with Van Gogh's Iris butme the artist under his umbrella?So, which ear should I choose?Or, should I have a Gene Kelly moment?yes!
Beverly's paintings on display in the Fernbank Museum of Natural History dining room.
Dana Moses’s Tin Drum Creatures enjoy the balcony.
Whimsical work in mixed media
Inspired by a tropical retreat
Where will Beverly find her next inspiration for art and poetry? Whether traveling or at home, she looks to nature with a sense of childlike wonder, and humor whenever possible.
ART MAZE: I ameither at the end or beginninghedges, shaped inventions; excitements/frustrations. I persevere. NO EXIT(Stumbling retreat would mock my shrubbery.)From the maze, the question is alwayswhether to prune or leapbut not out.
The Four Seasons: the evolution of trees in geologic time, oil & mixed media, each: 8 by 10 feet. Above: Spring, Paleozoic Era
Works that evoke geologic time
Summer, Mesozoic Era
Fall, Cenozoic Era - Tertiary
Above: Winter: Cenozoic - Quaternary from the Four Seasons. Below: Book Cover Illustration for Life Along the Etowah River: An Archaeological and Historical Perspectiveby Garrett Silliman and Lori Thompson for Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc.
"For as long as I can remember, I have relied on natural forms for inspiration. Visiting a stand of Horsetails as a child and learning that they stood 40 feet high over 300 million years ago fascinated me. Naturally, I had to include them in my work. Trees are another favorite subject. They carry a cultural repository by virtue of all the myths and legends that emphasize (them). "
- Beverly Baker, interview at Fernbank
FORESTKEEP series: "Primeval stirrings"
oil on canvas 42" x 42"