A thirty-year survey of works created between 1982 and 2012 by artist Sharon Kopriva. Born into a Catholic family in Houston Heights, she traveled to Peru in 1982, where she encountered the open burial grounds and mummified bodies of the pre-Columbian Nazca culture. It was a defining moment in her life and art. Over the next 30 years, Kopriva’s work explored issues of faith and doubt, life and death, primitive culture, historic events and contemporary society. Working in an imagist style, she conveys her personal journey through sculpture, drawing, painting, and installations. Moving from earth tones of her early expressionist landscapes and mummies to more recent magical realist depictions of forests-as-cathedrals. This catalog. From Terra to Verde accompanied Kopriva’s 2012 exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans.