Jennifer Wildermuth Reyes
Boulder Creek, CA
Throughout history animals have long been accepted as essential to mankind’s development and well-being. A relationship with wildlife has played a major role in human thinking and culture. Direct encounters with animals evoke a sudden wonder and respect. Their vivid life makes us aware of the source that creates and sustains all beings. Long before humans existed, they worked out the sequences of life in millions of variations.
My subject animal is organic and temporary and yet it is also connected to the universal patterns that design our reality, arrangements that involve all of space and time. These artworks are my way of creating sacred temples to these fleeting forms of insect, bird and beast. The geometric designs that are part of each piece represent the underlying structure of the world that is tied to the universe at large and is permanent and all encompassing.