Through November 1, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents works on paper by Jaimie Foster of Naperville, IL; photography by Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline AirportMark Dierker of Dubuque, IA; and ceramic wildlife sculpture by Deana Bada Maloney of Downers Grove, IL.

 Jaimie Foster is interested in the relationship we have with nature and our environment, both positively, negatively, and how this affects us on an emotional level. Foster states, “My paintings feed off the fascination I have with Ecopsychology, Conservation and Biodiversity. They tap into our collective subconscious of the deep emotional connection with environment and nature. From a distance, my paintings will simultaneously resemble vast glacial landscapes and intricate microscopic patterns, acting as complimentary and contradictory to each other in an encircling game. The natural elements which flow from an emotional outpouring create fractal natural patterns that draw the viewer into a world each viewer translates through their own perception of the natural world. Different aspects of each of my works Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline Airportcan be viewed as a mountainside, cell structure, flowing rapids and perplexing botany patterns – all combined and swirled together – to create timeless works of art that could be appreciated at any time in human history.”

Mark Dierker is a professional photographer living in Dubuque. He says, “I tend to see the world in more saturated colors than most people. I find the images taken by my camera inadequate to express that richness of color, so I do a lot of post processing work to bring the image back to as close as what I saw originally. I like my images to be more painterly than documentary in style. The central theme to all my fine art photography is light and how it Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline Airportbehaves in the environment. I’m more interested in capturing light in its natural forms than creating artificial light or forcing it to do what it wouldn’t do naturally.”

Deana Bada Maloney has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Art Institute of Chicago, with a strong focus in anatomy and scientific illustration. She explains that she has “found sculpture to be another vehicle for me to express the beauty and stories woven in nature and the world around us.
I have been an observer of nature all my life. I am continually awestruck at the beauty of the natural world and the magic and mystery in every living thing. A theme that I continually address in my work is a humorous but sad portrayal of animals having to adapt to the new landscape we are creating with our waste problem. I hope to continue to create awareness and inspire change for us to be better ambassadors to our Mother Earth.”

In addition to the airport gallery, the artist’s works can be seen and purchased online:

Art at the Airport in The Quad Cities International Airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from the gift shop and restaurant and right before the security checkpoint. The gallery never closes, and you will pay just a dollar for parking.

Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline Airport
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
Artworks By Foster, Dierker, Maloney Showcased At Moline Airport

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