Wednesday, June 23, 2010

To Everything There Is A Season

What’s amazing to me about Barbara Gerber is that she grew up in New York City yet has the greatest sensitivity to the nuanced details of the tiniest leaves, petals and bits of garden flora she cleverly assembles into card messages of hope, joy, and encouragement.
Using dried flora, her creative eye reveals an iris as a dress, petals become faces, a pansy bud is a hat, weeds are dancers…

 a bleeding heart becomes the bodice to a dress & and countless more enchanting ways she has "painted" with her garden's bounty.

Barbara now lives in North Carolina where she employs a lovely gingko tree and all assortment of flowers, leaves, weeds, seeds and stems from her garden to create her original, copyrighted artwork that she reproduces into cards.

I’m very happy that she came into the Gallery to introduce herself.   Her distinctive work is in a league of its own.  Come by to admire the selection for yourself if you are in the area.

1 comment:

  1. These are just breathtaking - so beautiful. I am making a purchase on my next trip down! What a creative and unique idea!