LA Art Galleries
LA Art Galleries
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San Jose, California USA
I don’t paint traditional landscapes, but my work is inspired by nature and finding parallels with the human condition. I was captivated by the way mature lotus leaves wither and fold, in stark contrast with the vibrant new blossoms that rise from their watery habitat. This inspired a composition that parallels the Christmas story and the Adoration of the Magi where the wise men from the East come to worship the baby Jesus. To imbue a sense of divinity to the flower, I chose to portray it ascending off of the canvas. On another level, this piece captures the hope and wonder that accompany the birth of a child. In many cultures this is cause for the entire village to celebrate. In my recent works, rather than portraying idealized images of beauty and perfection, I strive to capture the beauty of imperfection. The dried, wrinkled leaves are not a reminder of our lost youth, but a celebration of beauty in all stages of life. It is by accepting our imperfections that we can achieve a state of serenity in living.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
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