10/05/2010 05:49 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spotlight: Karen Wilberding Diefenbach's 'Silente' in Florence

WHO: Karen Wilberding Diefenbach

WHAT: Silente - The Inner Dialogue

WHEN: October 23 - December 12, 2010

WHERE: Aria Art Gallery, Borgo Santi Apostoli 40
Florence, Italy


For a long time my painting and sculpture have been inspired by my life in Italy where I work for several months a year outside the Lucca walls on an olive farm. The form of the olive trees, the movement of the shepherd and his flock and the strong changes in the light with the seasons have been the focus of my work. The images of the sheep and trees have become, for me, a meditation on time and endurance.