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Second Sight  

March 12 – May 14, 2023

Press Release 

Worldwide, the sacred energy pathways were marked by some human means: mounds, banks, ditches, dolmans, menhirs, and stone crosses, stone circles, terraces and roads.

Things, thoughts, forms, features, creatures, critters, spirits, snakes slink through the grass into the sky through our heads into the ground.

In some places the energy circuits were known as “fairy paths”, roads of psychic activity; and local peasant celebrations were timed to coincide with the current’s passage.

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.

Processional and holy ways were located along raised serpent-paths.

The Great Cosmic Mother by Monica Shoo & Barbara Mor
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Donna J. Haraway
SF: Speculative Fabrication and String Figures, Donna J. Haraway


Elise Arnold often takes a step away from the traditional with her sculptures as wall art. The theme of the horse as a persona that can be adorned as a mask conjure elemental rituals where the animal spirit is embraced for the qualities that we recognize in ourselves or aspire to. There is something wild in its expression. Elise studied at Goddard College in the era when students studying architecture were building three story tree houses. Her love of painting and sculpture were nurtured there. Elise continued her studies and gained incomparable experience in Paris, London, and Goa India. Her international journeys, both artistic and spiritual shape a subject matter rooted in the world of animal and nature, infused with an ethereal, joyful presence.