ORION'S BELT SERIES 2019 artist statement
Patricia RAIN Gianneschi
As a multi-media artist using paint, words, and music as a portal for imagination and spirit, I am involved with the process of Becoming and Creating. I am a Conjugated Artist. Secret messages are hidden in the textures and shapes of my work. My desire is to bring the viewer into a space to become open to the forces of imagination and spirit. I believe Art can transform us and take us to a new awareness, create new sensations, and form. For me, the act of painting is an act of spiritual practice. I enter the painting with body and mind, searching for the images as I wander through the canvas, or pick up a pen, or my guitar, or sit down and touch the keys on my piano. I am an artist.
In the newer work, I begin to un-paint the paintings, creating work that is more minimal, and monochromatic. I begin adding texture, using collaged papers and hidden text to the work. These secret messages, these hidden words, parallel the silencing of our histories. In my desire to elicit a response from the viewer, I employ the basic compositional elements of narrative, in abstraction, inviting the viewer to breath in color, image and texture, and to form their own narrative
The inspiration for this piece, “Orion’s Belt”, continues in the series from the large painting “FALLEN”. My thoughts regarding our place in the universe, incorporating many cosmic truths, revealed throughout the cultures of the world through their Art.
In this work, and in this series, I am working with paint, paper, & fibers, in a collage, painting, & mixed media approach. I am inspired by the ancient theories concerning the origins of the human race and our relationship with Orion & the Cosmos.