Gathering by Ashby Carlisle


“Gathering” is a phenomenon where bits and pieces collect and come together to create a force. I observe this process in the sky as I watch cloud movement and the development of impending storms.  In this work I used bits and pieces of sky from past works and arranged them in ever dense layers to create the process of gathering.  As I worked on this piece, I also thought about gathering in many other contexts, words and books, ideas and inventions, voters and elections, seeds and food, seekers and movements. Gathering is a communal/community effort to create something larger than ourselves.

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