Tapestry is the word that keeps coming up when I want to say how I see the natural world. Everything is woven together.

Leaves steaming from the branches, trees rooted in the soil, the birds singing and insects crawling, light playing through the leaves – it is all a tapestry of beauty, extending even to the moon as it passed in front of the sun, casting its shadow on the earth during our solar eclipse this week. Such a subtle perception is not always easy to convey, but this work above expresses it well, I think. Whatever I develop in the next few months, tapestry will be at the core of my art.

During the last few weeks, the dialogue we have started has rooted itself in my practice. Your attentive presence has given me new impulses to create with more spontaneity, while digging deeper into meaning. Together, we are weaving a new tapestry.

Louise Jalbert, “Illuminated Foliage, septembre 2015”, Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 inches