Yelena Klairmont

“Poetic Magic of Landscapes,”  oil paintings and “Poetic Musescapes,” poems by Emma Alexandra

Klairmont’s landscapes manifest the immediacy of nature’s variety in a perspective which is close and intimate, as a reminder of the surpassing value of each blade of grass, and the unimaginable treasure of the whole.

Inspired by Chicago landscape architect Jens Jensen’s effort to promote the inclusion of nature, he termed “breathing spaces,” in urban settings, Klairmont’s paintings depict many of Jensen’s architectural structures, incorporating his landscape designs of ravines parks and forest preserves.

In her paintings, Klairmont aims to preserve in paint one of the Midwest’s most beautiful yet fragile resources — ravines and bluffs of the North Shore in the continuously evolving cycle of nature, a cycle that with increased public support for preservation, will never have to end.

Emma Alexandra’s love of nature, local green spaces, and music inspire her poetry. Landscapes become her ‘musescapes.’

“This installation of art and poetry is focusing on preservation of our natural environment — the highest art form that feeds the body and soul.”