May 16 to July 13, 2003
“The mountains, with woods unshorn,
joyously cast their voices starward;
the very rocks, the very forests, ring out the song.”
From the Aenid by Virgil
Delving into Nature is a multi-media convergence of sculpture, painting and printmaking. Incorporating a wide range of media, including digital printwork, painting and back-lit wall sculpture, Shive sets out to explore forms in nature. Shives uses traditional artist’s materials such as acrylic, oil and encaustic paint, canvas and wood. As well, he employs industrial materials such as perforated steel and steel mesh in order to hint at man’s sometimes contradictory and ambivalent relationship with nature.
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