02 - 24 March 2019
Jude Rose´s first Solo exhibition at Artsite Galleries, explores our spiritual connection to nature (Eutierria) revealed in her ongoing explorations in suburbia and the semi-rural areas around the greater Sydney region and beyond.
Early morning and late afternoon light captures best the contrast of warm sunlight on dark foliage. I´m fascinated by the perfect round and conical shapes, box hedges and sculptured forms found in gardens glimpsed off the streets that surround my house on the northern beaches.
Sometimes accidental objects, glimpsed on my walks, are juxtaposed against a garden view, or simple vases of flowers or bowls of fruit or other bits and pieces are viewed from inside a friends home and placed agains tthe garden back drop. These simple still-life´s represent our connection with our surroundings... becoming at one with the gardens or bodies of water seen beyond...
I strive to create an escape from mundanity, glimpses of secret hidden corners in which to venture and possibly find that intangible ‘something’ we all seek...
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Eutierria is a symbiotic relationship with nature, bridging our alienation, from both nature and society.
Australian sustainability professor, Glenn Albrecht in trying to explain an experience that arises when "the human-nature relationship is spontaneous and mutually enriching (symbiotic) " coined the term - eutierria: (prefix ~eu~ comes from the Greek word for "good"; the root ~tierra~ means Earth) to mean "a good and positive feeling of oneness with the earth and its life forces."
This term was invented to help people become aware of, make sense of, and perhaps act on their own feelings of connection to place as they themselves are shaped by the changing environment.
Kenneth Worthy Ph.D., in his blog article Eutierria: Becoming One With Nature , further describes Eutierria as the moment when "your perception of the boundaries between yourself and all else — the thoughts and feelings setting you off from the rest of the cosmos—seem to evaporate. The distinction between you and nature … breaks down. You become one with the universe. A reassuring sense of harmony and connection with the world infuses your consciousness. It´s an experience that matches up with the knowledge of your own dependence on and connection to the world."
Jude Rose has transcended that boundary, offering us glimpses of an experience that can be our own, creating a moment when the sensing mind quiets and overtakes the thinking mind.
Please enjoy this exhibition of work by Jude Rose: each work reflects that moment of symbiotic oneness with nature, as individually and societally, we are not alone.
Extract from exhibition talk by Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Curator and Director, 10th March 2019.
 Glenn Albrecht, Psychoterratic Conditions in a Scientific and Technological World, in Jr, P.H.K., " Hasbach, P.H. (Eds.). (2012). Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.
 Posted Jul 03, 2016: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/the-green-mind/201607/eutierria-becoming-one-nature.