In the Heart of a Wood is an invitation to enter the archetypal forest, where tree-like columns appear to grow out of the gallery floor, magical beacons of light along an invisible path. A forest soundscape permeates the space with its subtle and steady quietude; the sound of water flows in a creek, a cicada sings on a summer day. In its own unique language that doesn’t use words, the living mind of nature calls upon us to listen deeply, with both the ear and the heart. In a distracted culture that places productivity over presence and busyness over stillness, In the Heart of a Wood provides a potent point of connection to the wild currents within ourselves and our world.
Julia White is a sculptor that creates dreamlike sculptural landscapes with her enigmatic abstract forms. She combines the raw beauty of nature with elements of light, sound and architecture, through a creative process that is uninhibited yet deliberately refined. Originally from Toronto, White received a BFA from Queen’s University, Kingston and a certificate from the Deep Listening Institute, NY, then followed her roots to a round house in the country near Walter’s Falls, ON, where she now lives on land with a creek and a forest of trees. www.juliawhite.ca