Mark Gibbs in Gibraltar with the Arborealist Group
‘Being with Trees’
Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery, Casemates Square, Gibraltar. 19 January- 12 March 2021.
‘Birch forest mist’ Mixed media on canvas 95 x 65 cm £ 1000
‘Being With Trees’ celebrates the artists’ shared love of trees and the vital role they can play in all our lives, in terms of our well-being, identity and sociability, and our understanding of ecology and climate change.
At a time of international anxiety about the existential threats of the effects of global warming, the role of nature and trees in Europe’s cities has never been more pertinent.
Mark says ‘I’m delighted to be exhibiting two of my wintery birch paintings overseas. As you can see, I paint as well as sculpting, these forest landscapes are the habit of some of my animals. Current restrictions will probably mean a delayed opening but hopefully the show will be open in the Spring.’