Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
In this work, on one side I incorporate thick, rough texture, in colors recalling the earth, sky and sea. On the other side an abundance of meticulously laid down, leafs forming a bush, which were applied with a pallet knife I made just for that purpose. By the juxtaposition of two seemingly contradictory orders I mean to point out their cooperation and coexistence. The natural life does not have to be at odds with the spiritual. The spiritual lives alongside the natural, and the natural bends to the will of God. The title Seneh is the Hebrew word for bush.
Born an artist, I have had the need to express myself through the act of creating from my earliest memories to today. I consider myself primarily self taught, though as a child and teen I took classes at the Battle Creek Art Center, Blue Lakes Art Camp, and Kellogg Community College. I began studying the renaissance at the age of thirteen and it continues to fascinate me. After graduating high school I traveled to Italy. Seeing the art which means so much to me was an invaluable experience. I am continually studying on my own. Books are my teachers and application my practice. I have been a part of many shows and competitions over the years, many resulting in wins. Some of the most notable galleries to display my work are the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts and the Battle Creek Art Center. I work in various media and styles. I am primarily influenced by Classical and Quattrocento art but I also admire abstract, expressionism, nonrepresentational, and surreal. Learn more at: lizparkerart.com