Back to our origins

"Tidal Pool'' (oil), by Elli Crocker, in her show "Knotted Earth,'' at Gallery 53, Gloucester, Mass., May 25-June 13.

 "The knot as an image is both common and sacred ­- these patterns of line without beginning or end signify the interconnectedness of everything and a sense of timelessness. The knot binds and entangles, secures and ensnares. We humans are bound to the earth and all the things of it, to our own ancient stories, and the life that is yet to unfold," says Crocker in her artist statement. The gallery says: "Primarily a figurative artist, Crocker has long been intrigued with the human relationship to the natural world and how it informs her artistic work.''