This painting is the last in a series of large acrylic, resin, and powdered pigment paintings done under the difficult circumstances of life at this time. An extraordinary amount of emotion is expressed with the intensity of a transforming world. Hot conditions changed the work as no fans or air could disrupt the process. The artist was under extreme pressure.
Creating the painting "Aurora" was a wonderful journey, through stark colors and light. The violet juxtaposed against the white and black created sweeping contrasts. The painting is moved frequently during its creation which translates into a dynamic visual movement shifting and changing each time you look around the canvas.
The work I've created during this time on the planet is the result of extreme emotional challenges. The new paintings are deep and explosive, which is the energy required to work this way. Some pieces were inspired by the destructive forces (nature) of life, others the result of planetary changes occurring at this time. Creating art this way is dangerous and can feel life-threatening. Experiencing something like a bolt of lightning meeting a blank canvas results in something quite spectacular. I hope everyone who sees it can touch into the soul of nature herself.
Art is a calling and passion in my life. During 90s, while attending a Texas State University's art program, I had a dream about my art being under a transparent surface. I set out to discover how to make this a reality using woodworking materials. I poured epoxy on top of my drawings then added paint, glass and other objects. I have continued working this way using resin, pigments, acrylic paint, ink, canvas and organic objects such as quartz crystals, copper, shells, and glass.
The finished paintings have 3-dimensional qualities. People will find they can gaze at these pieces for hours seeing something unique every time.
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