Reflections of Self by Tourmaline .
Abstraction, chrome and color are key components of the current contemporary art movement. But what happens when the subjects of such art are forced to look inward.? In Reflections of Self, chrome creatures reflect their surroundings, a symbol of their true selves. Horse & Wave represents a longed for freedom in an enclosed mental space.
Through the Light by Michelle Sakhai – 20 x 40 in. oil and metal leaf on canvas
My paintings reference the teachings of Transformative Art. With a focus on light and energy,
each spontaneous stroke serves as a vehicle for healing and channeling peace. While my
approach borders on the style of abstract expressionism with free subconscious markings, my
formal background as a plein air painter directs my work to develop considering light.
Using calm and at times warm colors and gold and silver leaf, the process is emotionally
transformative and spiritually expansive. While my abstract paintings reflect an internal energy
that comes from the present, my work continues to be informed by landscapes of my past.
Earth and Moon Hands Series By Australian based Artist Eliza Bratton
Blessings of the Earth and Moon have inspired these illustrations. Moving in cycles with both and inevitably becoming one with their nature. We always see the same side of the Moon because it is tidally locked to the Earth. Its day is as long as its year, and yet it affects life on Earth in mysterious beautiful ways. Giving thanks for this unification is symbolized with the Hands of Gratitude in these illustrations.