Now the world has carved twisted rocks, and flowers that stare back, by Sandra Scheetz Wise
Biography: Growing up in California and Pennsylvania, and settling in Orlando Florida in 1976, I have triumphed over a challenging childhood (orphaned at fourteen, and raised by stepparents) to have survived, and go on to be a productive adult. My paintings and sculptures had won prizes as a child and as an adult, but more predictive of my current work's emotional punch was the painting I made at age fifteen for my stepfather, which caused him to lock himself in his bedroom weeping.
This is not to say that viewers will go cry in their rooms too, but that my images, while enigmatic, do speak to feelings rarely allowed expression in our buttoned-down capitalist culture (except, in a debased form, to sell pizza, mouthwash and cars) I pursue the art of surrealism, because to me this is a normal environment, the images flow from my mind into my hands, and onto the canvas, because the images I receive come faster than I can paint, most of my work is sketched onto a 4"x6" card for later use.
One of my ideas are the carved and peeled back rocks, what they interpret are the rocks are your character, and I have found that in life people say and do things to cut into that personality hense, the carving that split the rock and peels it back. Your character or personality will never be the same, things in life can be forgiven, however always remembered, and a part of you.
As you walk by and see these paintings, they don't just subtly invite you to view them, rather they scream LOOK AT ME !! This symbolic imagery may recall Frida Kahlo
Country: United States
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