Riitta Klint's "Gaia's Wedding" Exhibit

  • October 20, 2018 - October 27, 2018
  • (Recurring daily)
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Arts on Douglas Fine Art
  • Location: Arts on Douglas Fine Art
  • Address: 123 Douglas Street New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

For this solo exhibition, Riitta Klint, who is known for soft, ethereal, nonrepresentational scenes that reference landscapes, incorporated more representational forms and figures to create a narrative. This series is a way to combine her environmental concerns with her attraction to the concept of Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth. She elaborates that the exhibition title, Gaia’s Wedding, is “a metaphor for renewing our vows to our Earth, a promise to have and to hold, to restore the vitality, and to take gentle care of that delicate balance.” 

Most of Klint’s paintings are large in scale yet highly detailed.  While her work is striking to view from a distance, upon closer observation, a woven tapestry of shapes and colors unfolds, with lines and forms that keep the eyes moving throughout each piece. This intricate and majestic flow brings life to her work. As Klint summarizes, “Gaia is life. She represents the very soul of the Earth. She is the goddess who inhabits the planet, offering life and nourishment to all her children. Gaia, our Mother Earth, looks out for our beautiful blue planet. She celebrates and reminds us of our ancient symbiotic relationships. She reminds us that we are all one; spiritual beings sharing a human experience.”

Riitta Klint's "Gaia's Wedding" Exhibit