Spring in the Mountains, Opening May 1

Lady Slipper, Casi Fordham

Coined by cardiologists Meyer Friedman and R.H. Rosenman in 1985, hurry sickness” is a modern phenomenon characterized by a persistent sense of urgency. Individuals experiencing hurry sickness may feel anxious, become easily irritated, and even suffer from physical manifestations like headaches, muscle tenseness, rapid breathing, and gastrointestinal issues. Unfortunately, there is no panacea for this contemporary conundrum. However, Asheville artist Casi Fordhams watercolors come close. Ethereal and dreamlike, her pieces transport the viewer to lush woodlands where lady slippers grow, gnomes roam, and deadlines are but distant whispers in the rustling leaves. My work has been described as fantastical. I think thats probably accurate,” says Fordham. This spring, the artist will spotlight a series of seraphic scenes at the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk. The show culls inspiration from the unhurried hikes she takes with her six-year-old son, Wilder. Having a small child really forces you to slow down because they want to examine every little thing,” says Fordham. Its no longer about going from point A to point B. Its about the journey in between.”

Spring in the Mountains: May 1-30; Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 4-6pm

FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk25 Haywood St., Asheville

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