Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Mad Science" and "Enlightenment" appear in Direct Art

"Direct Art" Magazine, more a bookazine than a magazine, has chosen my paintings "Mad Science" and "Enlightenment" to appear in it's Volume 17. It's available in bookstores now or through the Direct Art website. I'm  excited to have my work published with this eclectic group of 24 artists which includes digital media and mixed media.

About the magazine from it's website:

Direct Art was founded in 1996 and has emerged in the last decade as a leading alternative fine art magazine. Direct Art’s mission is to display the work of the finest, most interesting and talented artists from around the globe. Each issue is packed with new artists. Selected annually from an international talent search, the work of these artists makes Direct Art unique and unlike any other art magazine. 
"Mad Science" (19x24) (from our collection) is oil on canvas over panel and part of my Incognito Series. The series is an exploration of dreams followed and futures imagined. It's an interesting idea to me that a costume can reveal OR disguise. These paintings are adventure and magic, a confiding of our secret selves. They are answers to the question "So, what do you want to be when you grow up?" Thanks to my husband and model, a great visionary, for being the mad scientist in the basement and inspiration for this painting. 

"Enlightenment" (24x24) is oil on panel and part of my Building a Life Series. A quest for enlightenment must include a questioning of traditional thinking and a search for something deeper than what's apparent on the surface. That's a rather intangible idea to communicate in the visual world of paint. Chiaroscuro and an expression of wonder were the perfect instruments to communicate this concept. I love the symbolic nature of light and darkness; its near perfect analogy for opposites and its power to evoke the struggle between good and evil. The sheer drama of it is tantalizing and seductive!

"Enlightenment" is currently showing at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.

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  1. Congratulations to someone who deserves every bit of the recognition. It's also nice to know that this magazine is so unique, a standout! Direct Art obviously has good taste!

  2. Congratulations! I shall have to be on the lookout for this very interesting looking publication.



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