Mary Jo Major...All Series...Abstracts

 

Abstracts

 

This series of painting begins with an idea of art as a journey of the human spirit through time and space. Through the creative experience and its direct link to the unconscious mind we move past the experience of direct observation and enter the domain of speculation and inward looking or lucid dreaming.

I begin a group of canvases, working on several of them at once, trying out different colours and compositions. As the work continues I focus on manipulating the materials, pouring, airbrushing, sanding, scraping, layering, each action subtly altering the color or composition.

Colours and patterns that occur in both nature and synthetically begin to interact along the border of consciousness of the visible world. Inspiration becomes enhanced by what is being apprehended, no matter how ordinary it appears.
 

Starburst - 2021 Starburst - 2021
acrylic, 32 in 43 in
Escape - 2020 Escape - 2020
acrylic, 40 in 60 in
Dark Energy - 2014 Dark Energy - 2014
oil on canvas, 28 in 36 in
Another World - 2015 Another World - 2015
oil on canvas, 26 in 36 in
Light Receptors - 2015 Light Receptors - 2015
oil on canvas, 32 in 43 in
Walkabout - 2018 Walkabout - 2018
oil on canvas, 40 in 60 in
Melody - 2015 Melody - 2015
oil on canvas, 30 in 40 in
Quartet - 2015 Quartet - 2015
oil on canvas, 43 in 32 in
Shadows - 2015 Shadows - 2015
oil on canvas, 40 in 60 in
Freedom - 2019 Freedom - 2019
acrylic on canvas, 48 in 60 in
SOLD
Encore - 2015 Encore - 2015
oil on canvas, 32 in 32 in
SOLD
Notes - 2018 Notes - 2018
oil on canvas, 24 in 36 in
SOLD

 

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