Julie Briede Ibar
The natural world has always grounded me. In nature I find balance, pattern and mystery. Shapes stand out while I am viewing a vista or studying the earth at my feet. Often I am compelled to examine further.
Among twisted roots, stones or leaves and in decaying or emerging plant life the spirits of other lives make themselves known. Nature becomes a magical place. Images are discovered in sunlit spaces or shadowy places. They can be fleeting. I try to hold onto what I sense in those moments and the feeling a place evokes.
My wish is that my art encourages the viewer to look more closely at nature and create his or her own memories.