Christine Cariati is a contributing artist and the curator of Arcadia 2007. She selects and coordinates the artists—and hangs the show with SFMOMA curator Janet Bishop. Her contribution “In The Garden” is a beautiful example of her “theater” style work. These pieces are assembled from 5 to 10 layers 300# Arches Cold Press paper to create a substantial three dimensional work. The paintings are gouache, a difficult medium, which Cariati handles with a master’s hand. “In The Garden” expresses the terrible beauty of nature. Her birds are so enchanting, but a closer look reveals a Darwinian context and a hint of nature’s use of beauty.