The Wonderment of the Terrarium, Realized in Paintings by Kelly S Williams
The lush oil paintings of Kelly S Williams depict carefully arranged, verdant terrariums and greenhouses. Interested in the history of the curiosity cabinet, Williams probes the human penchant for the preservation and cultivation of natural wonders. In particular, she is interested in how the process of collecting and composing objects interacts with horticulture. Williams composes many of her paintings by following steps from instructional books with titles like How to Build a Terrarium. In this way, Williams engages the complex relationship between humanity and nature.
American, b. 1977, Nashville, Tennessee