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To Create - a Chinoiserie exploration

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.5"D

$100 (Shipping Included)

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Cindy Fort

FORT WORTH, TX

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: blue, blossoms, kanji, japanese, chinese, christian, inspirational, collage, chinoiserie, folk, mixed media

Media: watercolor, acrylic, collage on canvas

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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I am reading a book that explores the development of the Chinese language characters and discusses how the account of creation as told in the Biblical book of Genesis is embedded in this ancient form of writing! It is exciting! You can read more here: http://cjfort-artandlife.blogspot.com/2012/06/discovering-genesis-in-chinoiserie.html. You will also receive a postcard describing the etymology of the Chinese character "Create" when you buy this piece.

Chinoiserie is a French word meaning "in the Chinese Style". It was a mix of elegant Victorian European styling with the new wares coming from the Far East...the "mix", much like "mixed media" really appeals to my artistic nature!

Lots of texture rests on a wooden canvas. The piece is divided into 3 distinct panels, to give the feel of Chinese floor panels. Paper elements are exposed and give an aged feel to this artwork.

I have always been a collector of things. I remember gathering pretty pebbles in a baby food jar, chosen from a creek that ran through the farm I lived on as a girl. Mom poured water in the jar to help clean up those precious gems, and we placed it in the porch windowsill where we could admire the soft beauty of the stones...the jar remained there through that winter, the frigid temperatures causing the water in the jar froze, trapping tiny air bubbles amid the pebbles - the effect was beautiful. I've never outgrown the wonder of finding the surprise of beauty in the ordinary rhythms of life. For me, my art and my calling to help others are an extension of my passion for gathering together fragments and bits of beauty from around my world... And that is what I want to help you with. To discover the quiet beauty and remarkable peace that waits to be discovered in the ordinary, commonplace, collected moments that color the masterpiece that is your life! {In expressing ourselves creatively, we are inspired and inspire others! Let art fill your home and life with inspiration and beauty!}

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