Upcoming: Kathleen McCloud - Song of Gloria Mundi

GF Contemporary August 11, 2023
Kathleen McCloud New body of work
Title: Song of Gloria Mundi


The fabric collages and assemblages in McCloud’s new body of work are the result of her
growing relationship over the last two years with her home and the trees and plants that she’s
lived with for over 33 years. Her recent focus of botanical pigments, cultivating dye plants from
seed to harvest for the colorful pigments they give, draws upon her experience as a weaver and
textile restorer in the 1980’s. Whatever I make goes through a birth, death, rebirth ritual that
parallels what I witness in the plant world. Working with plants restores me to my body when I
feel fractured by the multiverse.”
Botanical pigment dyes from homegrown indigo and sunflower, along with wild chamisa and a
variety of pop-up mushrooms, set the palette for the monotypes, woodcut, linocut,
photocollage and paintings in this exhibit. McCloud’s exploration of media is her way of hitting
the notes of ‘Gloria Mundi’ - the glorious, life force that sings the world into being.

Please join us as at 707 Canyon Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87501, as we explore this creative journey
honoring earth’s beauty through art.