Current Location:
GVSU Storage -> IDC Collection Storage
Location Notes:
IDC

Gaia Steps Out

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.82.1
Artist:
Charlotte Harrison
Credit:
Gift of Joy Gianakura Allen
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 72" Width: 60"
Historical Context:
In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of Earth and the ancestral mother of all life, said to have been born at the dawn of creation. The heavenly gods were descended from her through her union with with Uranus, the god of the sky. Gaia is the subject of several works by Charlotte Harrison. Throughout her works, Gaia Mother Earth and our individual journey through the natural world. On her work, Harrison comments, "Gaia signifies the inner nature of us all as individuals and the need to emerge in wonder and discover all that life has to offer including the world we create for ourselves. In this piece, Gaia is stepping out into her new creation and finding her voice in a world that may prove to be complicated, yet shared by us all."