DAUGHTER OF THE WIND COLLECTION:: new paintings
Floating through hanging clouds, above a cauldron of speckled sea then a shift in the wind and its daughter is in a new world of vedigigris green, cattleya, layers of happiness then another turn of her kalediecope and she’s amdist palimpsets, ribbons and endless anemones- tempted to linger, the only challenge to keep shifting to see what new awaits...
"This new collection was described as a kaleidoscope, I love that description. These pieces have a sense of optimism, an unfolding of new possibilities in the present. I began a number of these pieces using sea fans as templates and using new pigments on raw canvas. Floating colors and unsteady shapes, fluid movements through layers that linger above a cauldron of speckled sea; like a wave, objects appear in flux, layer upon layer, melding together, creating something new, a cycle of disintegration and reformation. Elements appear light, transitory or nearly transparent, these figures and images are in the process of becoming.
DAUGHTER OF THE WIND comes from the Greek flower name, anemone. This concept became the central theme as I was working, because it’s thought that this flower opens only when the wind blows. To me that is a beautiful metaphor of change." - Melissa Herrington, June 2014