"Candle in the Wind"
Red Cedar and Steel (light inside)
24” x 84”
Canadian preservationist sculptor John Loveday Freeman acknowledges that his forms are already formed in the wood as his marvelous wood sculptures metamorph from the inside essence of the wood found in the rain forests and beaches of British Columbia, Canada. Specializing in ‘old growth’ wood from the magnificent Canadian terrains, his one-of— a kind magical treasures are discovered from natural occurrences or remnants of trees cut down by loggers. Naturally formed, no two sculptures are the same and are air-dried for up to six years. Regarded as museum pieces, these unique “Marvels” are environmentally aware as they regenerate into tangible visual expressions which symbolize our cultural heritage. Metaphysically exploring ecological elements of nature, John Freemen wooden sculptures transform and transfigure the wood into enduring organic sculptures as he honors their natural gifts.
Referring to his sculptures as “The Elders,” John Freeman honors these “ancestors,” by capturing their splendor hidden inside the wood. His ecological concern for the organic wood sculptures reveal the sublime nobility of nature’s wood as he preserves the heritage of the natural topography. Impurities are not hidden but refined and accentuated consciously as he believes that it is essential to reveal the true integrity of the material. Truth is strived for- not perfection- and it is found and then integrated into a suitable whole. Revealing the invisible within the visible, his masterful 3-dimensional sculpture “Caught In Time,” may be considered “The world’s oldest naturally formed baseball mitt.” Found on a beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, this extremely unique red cedar sculpture was organically sculptured by the natural elements (wind, sand, water) into the shape of a baseball mitt and was actually carved by nature over 500 year ago, well before the game of baseball was even invented (1845-46.)
With titles such as “Candle in the Wind,” “Sage” and “Golden Dragon,” John Loveday Freeman’s wood sculptures reflect the transition from a static object to one that seems to be moving. This regeneration and rejuvenation of the massive wood and the complex topography of the natural terrain, invites us to have an eternal and timeless dialogue with nature. John Freeman’s sculptures are at the same time, works of art, as well as revelations of the soul as they touch on many spiritual levels.
"Only The Beginning"
Acrylic on Canvas
16.5” x 20.25”
New Mexico artist Yvonne Korotky expresses her fervent passion for nature through her luminescent floral series. Inspired by the sundry natural floral of the terrestrial kingdom, she paints a world that she obviously loves, exuding admiration for the floral realm. Through a spectral color palette, she invites contemplation of the lusciousness of peach blossoms, irises and roses as she fuses the imagery of nature with the sensation and emotionality of powerful painterly expressions.
With the gentle paintbrush of a poet, Ms. Korotky encourages us to delight in the timeless appeal of flowers and her tactile and dynamic style depicts the effervescent beauty of purity, infused with a subtle, captivating light. The colors are luminous, uplifting, and elegantly pure, while the brushstrokes are vibrant and forceful, creating images that abound beyond the confines of the canvas. Capturing bright hues of light and color with incredible virtuosity, the richness and density of the pigments create an extravagant palette. Enriched by subtle highlights and muted shadows, Ms. Korotky expresses a deep reverence and understanding of the natural beauty of the world, combining it with a superb spatial and visual awareness.
Exuding radiant light and color, Ms. Korotky’s elaborate images never cease to astound. Her technique is both impressionistic and evocative, conveying a transcendental view of nature. Ms. Korotky’s vision is captured through her profound synthesis of prismatic hues and powerful brushwork, with an unabashed joie de vivre and a unique expression of artistic creativity inspired and enabled by her art and the legacies of Old Masters
Imbuing each scene with a spirit of freedom, even the most quotidian scene is metamorphosed into a subject matter of sublime value and profound beauty. Achieving an emotional balance and a harmony that few of us ever attain, Yvonne Korotky guides from a world of chaos and into a supreme state of beauty and clarity.
"Splash in Purpeen"
32” x 48”
"Work Number 3"
Acrylic, Fabric and Glue on Canvas
39.4” x 39.4”
“Post Fata Resurgo” Series
Gifted Italian artist Antonella Sissa’s visceral abstract series entitled “Post Fata Resurgo” translates to: “I shall arise after death.” Echoing this sentiment, Ms. Sissa’ canvases reflect an arduous journey of creation which soars like a phoenix to unexpected heights featuring acrylic and fabric glued onto canvas. Navigating the viewer to an unchartered visual spectral realm, Ms. Sissa gestural paintings follow an inner quest that allows personal artistic expression to search for freedom in the mysterious labyrinth of life.
Transcending everyday reality, this visionary artist’s canvases conjure vibrant spectrums of human emotion. Transposing visceral expressions into color values and textured forms, her highly personalized paintings reflect an electrifying intensity. With imagination and perception, she extracts the repressed and the invisible, inviting the viewer to contemplate the inscrutable facets of the meaning of our world. An exceptional and enticing universe is revealed in this intrepid and abstract art where fluid forms synthesize into symbolic and expressive color values. A master at color theory, the artist combines a contrasting color palette of primary hues, juxtaposing gallant reds and warm blues against one another resulting in a cornucopia of visual delights. Painterly brushstrokes act as a vortex, drawing the viewer into the dimensional depths of the canvas, reflecting a powerful sense of being. The psychological impact of color is an integral concept for the spiritual contemplation of her paintings, thus allowing an invisible mystical feeling to emanate from within.
The sensorial realm of Antonella Sissa transforms her inner journey of reflection to an other-worldly spiritual dialogue on the existence of the world. By balancing this ethereal aura, her intuitive inspirations include metaphors which mirror the volatile concepts of our ever-expanding contemporary universe. Recreating her memories into abstract evocations of life, she employs aesthetic beauty to conjure the stratifications of remembrance and recollection to explain the journey of life.
Oil on Canvas
36” x 24”
"Into the Woods"
Oil on Canvas
16” x 20”