David Therriault’s sculptures use reclaimed stone from residential and commercial properties. These stones were appropriated from nature and asked to change. They were ripped, chopped, moved, and piled for consumption. Therriault attempts to bring these stones back to nature, where they want to be. From the stone, the sand turns into glass, the iron to liquid. It all returns to the stone they began with and all form the silent whisper of a soul unchangeable. The natural progression of Therriault’s transition from landscaper into a sculptor, was inspired by Japanese landscapes.
Hubert Jackson established his career while he taught art for 34 years at Wilson High School. Hubert creates abstract and historical works, wherein he incorporates wood and other organic and found materials on the canvas. Known for his “Spirits of the Battleground” series, Jackson collected pieces from specific Civil War sites in Virginia to integrate into his paintings. These works evoke “the spirits of those who have come and gone but remain anonymous and unaccounted for through war, slavery, poverty or the passage of time.” Here, he honors music legends and scientific achievements in our time.
Carolyn Goodridge’s abstracted landscapes are inspired from music and color through an historical approach, which she calls Visual Songs. To Goodridge, the radiance of nature is audible as well as visual. The paintings are emotional attunements to nature’s elements: sun’s fire, the wind, water, and Mother Earth. Each work whispers a glimpse of a relentlessly churning life. Additionally, her work is a marriage of Eastern philosophy and Western science. She accomplishes her paintings with a patient process of orchestrating colors, mixing finely ground raw pigments with melted beeswax in the ancient process of encaustic.