Juror’s Statement (Linda Streicher): The term, flora and fauna, identifies plants and animals associated within a particular region, environment, or period. The interdependence of plants and animals upon each other and their habitats to survive helps us appreciate life. It is no wonder that throughout the ages artists have depicted flora and fauna to express themes of time, renewal, decay, the environment, and humanity.
This exhibit coincides with the first day of spring, a time of hope and possibilities. It is also a time when we shake off the cold, reflect upon the past, and prepare for the future. The artists submitted work using flora and/or fauna to express their relationship with the natural world. The works can range from personal joy and beauty or communal awareness and fear.