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Spring: Emergence II Painting

Valerie Ostenak

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 24 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in

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I live near the Sonoran Desert Preserve. On my first hike of the Spring to see the cacti flowering, I was struck by the richness of color in the blooms against the pale sage green cactus and its gray/white spines creating a soft glow in the backlight of the sunrise. So much color bursting through! There is a delicate feel visual to it all. This Spring series is all about that color and the very short cycle it has before the heat sets in. From the flowers come the fruits that feed birds, javelina, rabbits, and ground squirrels. It is a vision of abundance. From the Emergent series, Spring: Emergence II speaks to that which has been hidden in the dark now coming to the surface. It hints at the beauty to come, the hopeful blooms. Expressing the ephemeral in a more visual way reflects the emotions that flow through my hands to the canvas. I can get the brushes and paint to mirror unseen thought as opposed to the metal showing literal movement. I respond to the nebulous, the intuitive as it flows through me. Painting allows me to escape the physical. Painting is signed on the back, deep gallery wrap-edges are painted a coordinating color.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:24 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in

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• American Painter/Designer • Inquire about Commissions • Membership: Visual Artist Association ARTIST STATEMENT: Transformation. Movement. Flow . . . and the energy within. The energy that exists in the visible as a wave crashing into the shore and the invisible as thought: its effect on us and how we affect it down to the quantum level. This is what I and my art are about. The pieces I create speak to hope, change, enlightenment, transforming and becoming better, weathering the storms and learning to swim within the chaos. They offer a way to embrace shadow and find the wisdom and the light within it. INSPIRATION & SERIES:: I am visually inspired by the rich colors of oceans, forests, and flowers . . . by the perfect curve in the shape of a wave, the winding tendrils of vines and how they connect to everything around them. I am intrigued by Space visually and metaphorically. Images from the Webb and Hubble telescopes utilizing UV and IR filters show us billions of galaxies and richly colored nebulae. Though separated by incomprehensible distances, they are the light within the darkness. For me, beacons of hope and possibility.

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