In her latest body of work, Barbara Safran de Niverville explores the enchanting and fragile growth that occurs on the forest floor, or undergrowth (the translation for the Italian word sottobosco) of forests in the Atlantic region.
Representing them in their darkened habitat beneath the canopies of trees, Barbara draws plants such as Lady’s Slippers, ferns, and lichens in coloured pencil against black Stonehenge paper. The effect is ethereal, spectacular, and in their presence, we are reminded to observe and appreciate the unassuming beauty of the world around us.
Visit these exhibitions online here and on display at the gallery until Sunday, March 22.
Gallery 78, 796 Queen St. (corner of Church and Queen), Fredericton
Open: Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 1-4pm or visit virtually at: www.gallery78.com