'Tiny ecosystems'

  From painter James Sundquist’s show “Living Nature’’ at Paper Nautilus, Wayland Square, Providence, through Dec. 1. He says: “The motifs for the work came out of small places, the little patches of grass and vegetation that become a world and ecosystem unto themselves through persistent observation. These tiny ecosystems reveal their layers through persistent looking, and a poetics of space comes to life.    “The larger pieces in this show are made in the studio using some of the spatial motifs and gestures generated in the smaller works. The result is, like a poem, the amplification of the order and beauty of the natural world.’’

From painter James Sundquist’s show “Living Nature’’ at Paper Nautilus, Wayland Square, Providence, through Dec. 1. He says: “The motifs for the work came out of small places, the little patches of grass and vegetation that become a world and ecosystem unto themselves through persistent observation. These tiny ecosystems reveal their layers through persistent looking, and a poetics of space comes to life.

“The larger pieces in this show are made in the studio using some of the spatial motifs and gestures generated in the smaller works. The result is, like a poem, the amplification of the order and beauty of the natural world.’’