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Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"

  • Quirk Gallery 207 West Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23219 United States (map)

In these works, Waters Fayle explores the intersections of nature and spirituality and the abundance of ways naturally occurring shapes and patterns overlap those of sacred geometry. Three leaves brought together create a near perfect circle inscribed with a triangle- a symbol which represents unity, wholeness, and the endless life cycle surrounding the trinity of mind, body and spirit, or past, present and future, etc. The rings in a tree are echoed in the formation of mandalas and spiritual diagrams of the ancient world. In considering these visual echoes between the inner and outer landscapes, she seeks to examine our connection to nature and emphasize our place in the cyclical and circular nature of all things.

This work is ultimately all inspired by the fundamental, primordial cycle: the sun, and the circles we turn around it, creating all life. The leaves and the cotton and the trees from which the paper and frames have been fabricated, and the blue—most celestial of colors—would not be possible without the light of the sun.