Gaia

$1,800.00

Maureen R. Krinsley

2021

Acrylic paint, collage materials, pastels and cold wax on watercolor paper

20″ x 30″

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Maureen R. Krinsley
2021
Acrylic paint, collage materials, pastels and cold wax on watercolor paper
20″ x 30″
In Greek mythology, Gaia was a force who was the female god of nature and was the manifestation of earthly energy. Gaia was born at the dawn of creation and gave birth to the Greek Gods.
In this painting, the color green dominates; as a color it is representing the earth and its force. The curvilinear accents in this painting represent the strength of the female energy.
The composition and curvilinear movement throughout it attempts to address how nature continues creating life.
It is also my hope that the earth through the consideration of humans with effort will continue to survive and thrive.
During the autumn 🍂 of 2020 Covid19 kept me tethered to my studio while my husband fought Covid in the ICU. My studio has a beautiful view, filled with gardens and trees. Here, I was able to focus on the land in my CT. surroundings. I was entranced by the autumnal life and the deepening greens highlighting the warmer oranges. I call this painting, “Gaia” because painting this made me more connected to my actual home and the earth around it. In doing this painting I was ever more grateful for all that I was able to see right in front of me.
It was a way of mediation during the seclusion of Covid . This helped me maintain flow and kept me rooted to the earth in a positive way.
This painting is mixed media collage painting. It is on heavy archival watercolor paper with acrylic paint, handmade papers, graphite, computer generated print from a photo.

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Weight 6 lbs