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Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 42 W x 52 H x 1.5 D in
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ABOUT THE WORK: “Timeless No. 1” by Cat Tesla is part of Tesla’s Feeling Good Series. Gestural marks, line, shape, color, this series evokes joy & free expression. “As a glass half-full type of person, my abstract series of paintings expresses my joy and gratitude for each and every day.” During the pandemic of 2020, I used painting as a way to anchor myself and remain positive and hopeful that life would eventually get better. I knew one day we would all be feeling good again. Tesla begins with an automatic drawing in graphite, translucent layers are applied, followed by more mark making & more layers. Cat Tesla uses various mediums to build up the surface, exploring spontaneous mark making and subtle forms. This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting on 1.5" thick gallery wrapped canvas done in acrylic, inks, graphite, oil pastel, and oil glazes. The painting is varnished with a satin varnish to protect from dirt and light. The edges of the canvas are light grey, and the painting is wired and ready to hang. This painting is framed in a brushed silver floater frame (canvas size=50"hx40"w, framed size=52"hx42"w). Signed by the artist on front and back. Cat Tesla Artist. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Cat Tesla is a contemporary abstract artist currently living and working in North Port, FL. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Cat called Atlanta home for 32 years where she served on faculty at Emory University in the Department of Human Genetics (she recently moved to sunny Florida). Defying popular stereotypes of right-brained and left-brained people, Cat has worked as both an artist and a scientist. With degrees in biology, human genetics and graphic design, Tesla eventually traded genetics clinic for art studio. Over the past 26 years, Cat Tesla has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:42 W x 52 H x 1.5 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Handling:Ships in a wooden crate for additional protection of heavy or oversized artworks. Crated works are subject to an $80 care and handling fee. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Ships From:United States.
In the mornings, the sky calls to me. I stumble outside to breathe in the day. Cerulean blue and a thousand shades of green greet me as I walk from the house to my studio here in Florida. Geckos dart, birds call, rabbits scurry. I collect sticks, leaves, and petals on the way. These sounds, sights and textures are my beginning. Painting connects me to a time in my youth of endless playing. The excitement of a new day. Making masterpieces out of mud. As I stand before the canvas, my daily questions are the same: what does this painting want to feel like? What could be? I’m an explorer on the canvas. I love building layers using painting and drawing, scraping back, then adding more, and pouring glossy translucent glazes over the surface. My artwork provides the viewer with a bold graphic element from a distance, but up close they’re rewarded with rich organic details and texture. I use my whole self, mind and body, to create my work. Reaching high and stretching across. I combine the strong and the soft, the smooth and the rough, the thick and the thin. Things we’re all made of. Since the COVID 19 Pandemic I find myself drawn to painting more and more abstractly, with small hints of nature peeking through. Painting is a deep dive act that happens within oneself, with a goal of pulling out something beautiful for the world to connect with. This has become even more important to me since an early diagnosed breast cancer was resolved, leaving me grateful and even more focused and motivated. Everyone has gifts from the Creator. I believe it is the duty of each to share our gifts with the planet. My paintings are a brave look inward – revealing what lies beneath both literally and spiritually. Yogis call it the “divine flame” – the spark that motivates you in life. In Buddha’s words, “Look within, thou art the Buddha”, while Jesus taught us that “The kingdom of heaven is within you”. For me, painting is the most life affirming thing to do.
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