Mixed Media - Paintings To Photo-art, Digital Mixed Media
JUST PEEKING IN Series No. 2 was created to bring the viewer of this image a smile. Symbolic of joie de vivre, it is an abstract expressionist/modern impressionist leap of color into the window of pure possibility—even on darkest days.
It was created right here in my studio in Asheville, North Carolina. Actually, it began as a PHOTO of one of my favorite dogs, a statue of Saint Francis and a cactus flower. Then it emerged as a collage of items assembled for a still life painting on canvas here in my studio in Asheville, North Carolina.
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This image was inspired by the words of Pope Francis: "As many spiritual masters have taught us, heaven, earth, sea, and every creature have an iconic capacity or mystical capacity to bring us back to the Creator and to communion with creation."
Here is a visual narrative about how magic can heal what needs to be healed, soften suffering and awaken an invitation to the joy of life. The dog who is peeking in on the viewer and the brilliant color pallette combine to invite your interpretation.
STRANGE LANDINGS OF THE HEART ...Few, if any of us, escape the wonder and/or the pain of caring deeply. This "super-saturated" series is about what can happen as a result ...where the unexpected, or even strange arrives.
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SYMBOLISM:: The juxtaposition of color with changing light symbolizes positive change ... the journey to new perspectives. Represented here is a story of connection. May this piece become an impetus for change with compassion.
METHOD:: I create visual narratives exploring any number of alternative techniques to achieve a shared sense , with you, of being “in the moment” -- (composite and/or multiple layering of images-photo-manipulation and finally digital rendering)—
From what is around me, I take my sketches into canvas work, then take a photo creating a mixed media digital rendering such as what you see in this piece. I reach out for the story and metaphor via texture, patterns, repetition - a feeling of lyrical abstraction of elements offering a sense of collaboration - a collection of concepts and forms taking shape.
PHILOSOPHY: “NOT AN IMAGE BUT AN EXPERIENCE”-- As we - each of us- (and as a collection of living creatures) - face the fraught process of selection every day- may we find what is positive and possible. ZSANAN STUDIO 7