The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
These paintings celebrate the meshing of the human form with the natural world. By exploring and discovering unity with nature through curiosity and imagination, the body and mind are transformed and fused with the elements. Trees develop neurons and human limbs sprout like wood. The mind of the child is open to these experiences and meanders through a cartoon translation of forests and caves, flowers and stars. There is no boundary between bone and stone, blood and water, all is protean. Yet the fairytale is menacing. With loss of stability and solidity comes loss of control. Individuality vanishes into the churning void of nature. With little left to hold on to her humanity but trinkets like a candle or a pair of shoes, a hair ribbon or a jar of fireflies, the child asks, “I’m not me?” And the forest replies with bewildered expressions and silence.