Although Gil Narro Garcia may be best known for his nature-inspired dinner plates, his fascination with the natural world is reflected in all of his work. Garcia was introduced to the creative opportunities present in nature as a child growing up in a family full of gardeners and landscapers. He has since developed his own style of “landscaping” in which he reworks found items from nature into quirky, delightful sculptures. He starts with feathers, nests, branches, mushrooms, and vines and then embellishes these whimsical works with acrylic paints, beads, copper wire, and other materials.
With the onset of the pandemic, artist Gil Narro Garcia has been creating a collection of images he terms “Ice Disk’ and “Flora” — digital photos from his walks that he then transforms to enhance the chromatic mysteries of nature.
A common thread woven through all of Garcia’s work is that seasons come and go and nature is constantly remaking itself in unexpected ways. In times like these, his work encourages all of us to pause and consider our own place in this cycle. Perhaps one takeaway is how change and upheaval often give rise to the most intriguing opportunities.
To view Garcia’s collection, click here.By Staff Contributor