Janelle

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Artist Statement

 

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7230 Kinzie Ave apt 201 Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

262.496.5244

 

Artist Statement

My work features bold solitary figures performing one yoga pose on a solid background. Inside the silhouettes are scenes of stars, clouds, and landscapes rendered in a colorful, imaginative, and dreamy manner. The figures appear in contrast to the stark and simple background. I enjoy using bold and vibrant colors to create a feeling of vitality, other-worldliness, and spirituality. Several works include spiraling voluminous clouds which enliven the work with a sense of movement. The combination of figures and star, cloud, and landscapes emphasizes the connection between man and the universe.

 

The study and practice inspire my artwork. Each pose, asana, holds significance to me in terms of how it relates to the eight limbs of yoga and how it feels in the body. For example, triangle pose represents balance between our mind and body and opening up your yourself to the world. In the pose, you are rotating your chest up towards the sky and expanding it by reaching your arms in opposing directions. Your body feels dynamic tension while holding the pose between standing grounded while reaching upwards.

 
 

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