A. Kalmin

“Gaia’s Embrace”

Artist’s Statement

Gaia the Greek ancestral mother of all life embodies female energy, power and strength. Gaia’s Embrace is motivated by notions of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth, along with the complexities of joy and agony that new life brings.  Organic bodies, both human and plant, entwine and merge not only suggesting fecundity but also warning that human intervention in Gaia’s plan might unleash new unruly generative forces.