Jen Mauldin Gallery presents Caroline Oliver: "Rainbow Road" opening reception
Caroline Oliver is a contemplative, passionate artist who strives to never stop growing, both personally and artistically. For her "Rainbow Road" series, she explores the notion of longing for something more.
In C.S. Lewis’ sermon, The Weight of Glory, he touches on this very subject. “...the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence; the secret also which pierces with such sweetness… it is a desire for something that has never actually appeared in our experience, (yet,) our experience is constantly suggesting it… the beauty, the memory of our own past, are good images of what we really desire… for they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.”
Lewis’ perspective inspired Oliver to wonder, “Why is it that when we experience something good, our soul aches for so much more? To grab onto peace and pleasure to a degree that we've never known and finally be right in the middle of what makes our hearts explode? Why is it that as soon as we realize the greatness of a moment, that moment is gone?” Conceptually, this brought her to rainbows.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 21.