Expansion

Expansion

Description

Expansion

Acrylic on Panel

12×16

Mixed Media

2 inch Wrap Panel

Semi-Precious Stones

 

Contact:

Lu Martin Galleries

372 North Coast Hwy. |  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Gallery Row | 949-494-8074

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Elements Series

Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth

                                                                                                  into Fine Art

My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semiprecious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love nature. I love finding things that were created by nature such as semiprecious stones, shells an other items, some of which are millions of years old.

“I’ve never seen anything like it”

Most of the stones I use have been collected for a year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.

I get them from all around the world and from various vendors. Each semiprecious stone has individual properties generated energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and by having the stone in a room of your home.

I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions. These properties will fill your room where the art will hang.

I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semiprecious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semiprecious stones. Sometimes I use stones that are in rough form before they are faceted like a fine piece of jewelry. The semiprecious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world.

 I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.

From the Artist:

This painting was inspired by what is happening in my own life right now, maybe you can relate. My life is expanding in many different directions, all at one time. Sometimes it is with ease and sometimes with great gusto that comes swift. Yet as a whole expanding, where I find myself continually growing in all aspects of my life. Just when I think I have reached a certain place, something else appears. That is life I suppose, constant change, constant energy, and constantly expanding.

I so love these calcite stones I used for this painting, they are the larger white/yellowish points in the painting. I wanted to add them onto the panel as if it was going off the panel expanding in both directions. I added a larger grayish piece of quartz in the painting so it blended in but added more dimension to the painting. It inspired me to add the silver behind the small clear quartz crystals I added around the calcite points to tie into one another, as if they are accompanying them as we are supported by others along our journey. I wanted the quartz to make a whooshing (technical term) to give the painting a sense of movement and further giving the painting more expansion.

 

Stones Used:

Calcite: White or Clear; A great stone for healing. Calcite increases and amplifies energy. Brings inner peace, protecting, grounding and centering. It also is great for creativity, helping spark your imagination and can bring vibrancy. A great stone to increase prosperity in your life. Helps lessen fear and reduce stress. Helps in grounding and centering relationships.

Quartz Crystal: Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac.