Shifting Shapes: Collaborations with Nature
Sculpture by Barbara Odil
Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium / Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650
Artist Talk / Reception Sunday, November 18 • 2 pm
Exhibition November 18, 2018 – January 12, 2019
Barbara Odil is a respected local artist, and we are proud to show her work here in the Quiet Galley. The exhibition will run from November 18 through January 12, 2019, and Barbara will give a talk in the auditorium on Sunday, November 18 at 2 pm. A reception will follow.
The sculptures of Barbara Odil are created from fallen wood gathered from forests, deserts, seashores and gardens. The shape of the wood inspires her, and she enters into a creative collaboration with the organic form she finds in nature. After the initial cleaning and curing process, Barbara intuitively responds to each piece of wood, often spending several days holding, examining, and silently communicating with it. When the vision for the sculpture has become clear, the materials and the artist begin the creative dance.
Odil’s work and her spiritual practice both deeply honor and celebrate the Earth and all her inhabitants. As her life and spiritual practice evolve, her work continues to grow and change. Her intention and inspiration remain constant, love and respect for all of life. She strives to honor that in her work and the way she lives.