Robin Ross will have work on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of March.
A symposium with Robin will be on Sunday March 4th starting a 3pm. A reception will follow.
Robin is currently working on a series of large oil on canvas work entitled “Holy People and their Pets,” a continuation of the spiritual portrait paintings she has been working on for the past 15 years. Robin also continues her work on painted books and found object sculpture.
Her work is heavily layered and glazed, with words and colors scratched into an atmosphere of intensity creating both physical depth and deep radiance. In her words, “In each painting I make, I always aspire to have the resulting glow transform each painting into the dreamtime that allows for transcendence physically, conceptually, and spiritually.”
Come meet Robin and learn more about this talented artist and her art on Sunday March 4th starting at 3pm to 5pm. This event is free to the public, please visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 256-5284 for more information. The Shumei gallery is open every day 9 to 5pm.
a moony reality as i paint a stormy desert red with fire.
time passes and the paintings change often, from red sand to white and from death to life.
from airlessness gasping to a beauty beyond breath.
i begin to look anew.
i paint a vision of what i think might be the sun.
realness fails me: i do not know if i capture this in my dream-state because when i look at the sun i am blinded by white light shining and when i breathe the sun i am full of such brilliance that i cannot physically imagine anything.
i am barren, all is meaningless.
when i know that i cannot in any human way reproduce this, i no longer try.
i try only to look for the sun in another way.
the light is only broken by my hand as i put it forth in a readable way, allowing graced momentum to become visible again.
when the sky is not afire and stillness sets in, am i here. - Robin Ross