Dreamcatchers fascinate me. That so many early people realized the importance of capturing dreams seems to be something we are missing...perhaps something critical.
This began as a night sky...and remained that way for quite some time. I kept asking it what else it wanted. eventually the two gold circles developed, then the dreamcatcher itself, after several others happened in other works and sketches. Finally the koi. At first I thought they wanted to be attached like feather but then I realized they needed to swim freely through the dreamcatcher...or not. The sky then appeared as water and I could see there was more to what was happening in this image. Was it a koi pond reflecting a night sky with a dreamcatcher suspended, or was in a universe of dreamcatcher and koi? I like the ambiguity as well as the art itself.
Kathleen Barnes, Paintdiva
Art is my passport to a limitless journey. When I am not exploring my materials on a technical level, there is visual exploration before me. When that seems a bit thin, there is a deep calling from the realm of my imagination. Sometimes all three come together in a perfect storm. That storm, that combination of the real, the imagined and the very paint and canvas is what calls me daily, and I answer as much as I can.....