Tidewater Times March 2021

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Creating Serenity on Hoopers Island by Scott Philip Goergens

The world has been going through incredible shifts in the cosmos, with a monumental planetary alignment that has not happened for almost 800 years. Fires have consumed great swaths of land and highways, and businesses have emptied. As unrest crosses the globe in the wake of a pandemic ~ the scale of which is still being determined ~ each of us has sought ways to process all that we have experienced. How do we move forward, and how do we heal? Some artists find this time of isolation and fear difficult to navigate. Others, like Maryland artist Tracy Lambros, use this time to process and purge these feelings. When we stop and push out the thoughts that do not serve us, we can sit with what does. Lambros sits with what does as she experiences, and is inspired by, the open spaces and environments that bring peace to the soul. The waterways, marshlands, farms, roads and towns of the Chesapeake Bay region have become places of serenity and contemplation for Lambros over the years, and especially recently. Despite the challenging events of our times, the view from Lambros’s

Tracy Lambros studio window of Tar Bay remains the same. The clouds still move across the sky, and the sun continues to rise and set every day to create a new and magnificent array of color and form across the landscape and horizon: a pattern of timeless beauty that have drawn her and her husband, Will, to live on beautiful Hoopers Island since 2007. Tracy recounts ~ “Will and I


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