ROOTED TO HOPE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT COALITION FOR RAINFORESTS NATION
Grand Granite is a painting of the iconic Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park, CA. Yosemite's stunning, rugged landscape, the majestic boulders not only give us a sanctuary like no other but is also a reminder of our relative place as humans in the scape of Life! This national treasure, like others, needs our immediate attention to save them from the devastating wildfires of recent times. CLICK HERE
Grand Granite (24x30x1.5 inches)
Fundraiser exhibit organized by Stamford's Westhill HS Senior Quinn Whalen with Stamford Art Association. Stamford, CT.
Curated by Benice Horowitz
GREENWICH ART SOCIETY 103rd ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
Juror: Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum
BRAIDED is based on the South Indian traditional art form, Kolam and is from my Kolam/Connections Series. A daily pre-dawn ritual of women drawn at thresholds of homes in South India, these are math-based geometric line compositions drawn (with rice flour) on a grid of dots. There are various theories about the significance of kolams - a welcoming feature, an ode to Mother Earth, to ward off evil, a symbolic “charity begins at home” gesture as ants, bugs and birds feed on the rice flour, etc. To me, it’s a reminder that we humans are all “connected” in so many ways, in joy, in pain, in healing. Sharing my culture and symbolizing that we are all braided together and are part of one race - the human race.
Curator's Best-in-Show, InsideSmall (NJ) for abstract "Finding Chartruese in Gray Skies" 2019
Stamford Art Association (CT) Award for oil painting "Fall for Marshlands" 2018
I recently joined Art-o-Mat's talented group of artists to create mini paintings for their art vending machines. Click on link to learn more.
Theme of my paintings for this series: Travel the World with Meera's WorldArt