Mystics & Mourners and other original paintings...
Archetypes in Nature & Spirit; this is the focus of a body of work I’ve been developing over the last few years. Today’s world brings much tragedy, both natural & man-made. It also presents incredible access to knowledge, but deep sadness for the world’s losses. We are left to mourn, but also to seek enlightenment. Exploring these issues via my art practice I seek a pathway to inspire thought & communication about the social issues of spirituality and mortality and how they bond with nature.
After studying and embracing Earth-centered spiritual systems and mythologies, as well as traveling to experience other cultures first hand, I’ve developed my own symbols to represent several archetypes that I feel are part of our human foundation. The Mystic/Hermit represents introspection and our quest for knowledge and growth. The Mourner is someone we will all inevitably become, whether it’s to mourn a loved one or a global tragedy (more & more common today). The Tree of Life depicts all of nature, as well as humanity, and is a symbol found throughout history around the globe. The Tree also represents the highest level of wisdom the Mystic can reach. I’ve chosen to explore these ideas through oil, watercolor and mixed-media paintings.
All works are signed, one-of-a-kind paintings on canvas or heavy watercolor paper (unless otherwise stated). Prices do not include s/h. Contact me for s/h costs on original works. Reproduction print copies available of most pieces: 8"x 10" matted to 11" x 14" just $25. 11"x 14" matted to 16" x 20" just $55. Add $5 each for small prints, $9 each for large prints w/in continental US for shipping/handling. Double s/h fees for international orders. Paypal accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org
All artwork (c)2018 Lauren Curtis
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