More Mother Earth, as Melissa Forman presents sixteen strong, young women who serve as the guardians of nature. Forman's rich, lush style draws the eye to the stories of mutual protection within the natural environment. The artist explains, "Each painting in this series represents a different aspect of the natural world and the importance of respecting and protecting it. Nothing is taken for granted in the world of the Protectors and the goddesses, wildlife, and natural world have developed a truly symbiotic relationship." Images that may sometimes appear harsh and cold are instead symbols of strength and protection.
Artist: Melissa Forman
The Keepers of Creation runs through December 8, 2010 at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.
She Who Protects the Gentle Rabbit
She Who Flies With the Scarlet Ibis
She Who Sows the Seeds of Life