Nancy Reyner - Artist's Statement
Call me an optimist, but I believe that man has the powerful ability to dream,
to create better worlds and new realities. And images play an important role in
this. Our history begins with images, which go far back in time, even farther
than language, and are cross cultural. We are united through images. I keep this
in mind daily as I am barraged through news and media with sensationalist
stories and events of world crisis. Part of me wants to join the peace corps but
instead I paint. I paint with the conviction that my images can heal.
To create powerful but positive images, painting becomes an excavation of self, searching for questions as well as answers. The very act of painting urges me to confront questions about aesthetics. What is the relationship between beauty and healing? In addition to ocean and sky references, my energy fields often contain garden or botanical elements such as plants and fruit, and geometric patterns - all combining to create inner psychological landscapes. Some forms remain visible, while others become veiled or buried thus creating a metaphor for transformation and growth. Art that is Beautiful entices an inner journey. When the viewer embarks on a journey where they can discover their own truth, then healing can occur.
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