The summer season opens with Trask’s remarkable work, in which she translates her fascination with flora and fauna, the material world, into colorful jeweled microcosms. Trask notes about her work:
“Without stillness there can be no observation. What you see is a subjective taxonomy of aesthetics; a catalog of texture, color and light derived from a sense of wonder and an obsessive need to collect. The arrangements are deliberate, sometimes based on conceptual relationships, other times formal and intuitive. Historically the materials I collect have been used as ornament or as part of a decorative process across Continents and the ages. Ideally, the viewer is rewarded for a moment of still and close examination."