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Of The Earth Exhibition at the Arboretum

Stillness in Motion by Olga Ziemska. Photo Credit Olga Ziemska

The Morton Arboretum's newest exhibition, Of the Earth, will open on May 26. Five large-scale sculptures by Polish-American artist Olga Ziemska will be created exclusively for this new exhibition, which explores and illuminates the artist's expression and philosophy: "We are nature." Ziemska says that her aim is to remind people, "Everything in life is derived from the same basic elements that form everything in nature, including ourselves. There is no separation."
Ziemska has exhibited and created public installations in Poland, Taiwan, Italy, South Korea, Mexico and other locations in a career spanning more than 20 years. Her work entwines and melds the human body with other natural forms.
The Arboretum's tree-filled landscapes inspired her because parts remind her of the landscapes of Poland. She has built a career in the male-dominated art world, exploring her multiple identities as a first-generation child of immigrants, an American, an artist, a woman, and a human.
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