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quantity of life:nature/super nature

sleeping in the forest, 48" x 36", oil on canvas
rainforest, 48" x 36", oil on canvas
couleurs de la nouvelle vie, 36" x 36", oil on canvas
rainforest, all are 6" square, charcoal on cotton rag paper
coastal fog triptych, 12" x 36", oil on birch plywood

Artist Statement for Quantity of Life: Nature/Supernature


Not long ago I visited the Pacific old growth rainforest, near the moonstruck tides of northern Oregon. I returned daily for a while, intrigued by this abundant, lush, exquisite place. While in the forest I felt an anticipatory excitement, mixed always with a reverential fear. There is an ambiguity to what is observed there, as each living thing is host to many others. Although I visited on my own, I never felt alone, aware that I was surrounded by many forms of life, seen and unseen. I was aware of being the watched as well as the watcher, as if entering an ancient, alive, and blessed temple.


Cara Luneau, October 2022

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