Karin Schminke: Mayne (Diptych)

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    Mayne (Diptych)


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    29 in x 37 in each



Artist Statement:

    The act of creating a simple line drawing, pencil on paper, is still the most satisfying experience to me. Working digitally, I am able to enhance drawings to create a greater sense of drama. Adding form, colors, and textures opens a wide expressive vocabulary. In Mayne, simply rendered natural forms are further abstracted through the addition of color. The use of the somber golds and browns give this diptych its iconic feel. It is meant to raise the ordinary, everyday forms into a focus for contemplation and meditation.

    Experiencing nature provides a visual meditation on pattern and form that nourishes the mind and body. It provides the opportunity for contemplation of a vast array of intricate forms and an even wider assortment of complex visual relationships.

    Creating a microcosm of those forms and relationships is central to much of my art. The focus of the work is the grandeur in the small, the extraordinary in the common. It delves into relationships of form and pattern rather than realism. This expressive approach to the subject matter creates art that serves as a focal point for reflection. Like nature, the work invites contemplation as viewers overlay their own experiences in the interpretation of forms that border on the abstract.

    I begin with photographs and drawings of patterns and forms made on frequent hikes, road trips, and other travel. These source images focus on pattern and form rather than vista. This work is from a series, Reflections of Flow, which was initiated by an observation of the way in which the interaction between global, universal forces and local forms create intricate and beautiful patterns.

Affiliation Where Artwork Was Created:

    Digital Atelier