Steven Godfrey Artist Statement:
David Pettibone Artist Statement:
The show, “Alaska Is Open For Business” will exhibit the first works of an ongoing series titled “Eat, Drink and Be Merry (For Tomorrow We Die)”.
“Nature has always been the thread that sews my paintings together. Instead of being a part of nature, we see ourselves as existing in tandem with it: separate but together. This is, of course, an illusion. The complexities of our relationship with nature are infinite and they run the gamut from peaceful to the sublime and from pleasant to the horrifying. My work explores the many levels of our relationship with nature and seeks to convey the visceral emotions that come about when we are reminded of just how connected to our environment we truly are.”