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Mandali: India and the World | Amelia Currier

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 2:53pm

When: September 8, 2020

Amelia Currier discusses her work and the affect of Covid-19 from her studio in Ortonville, Michigan.

Artist Statement:

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to see an exhibition of abstract Tantra meditation images. I was swept away by these paintings because they were a manifestation of my vision to bridge the ancient with the modern. 

While I am working, I try to trust my deepest impulses. I feel as if my hand, holding its brush, is a conduit connected to what Carl Jung calls the animus, the truest source of our creative ability. To further tap into that fragile space, I have taken up the meditative practice of daily ink gestures known by the Japanese as hitsuzendō.

The encaustic monotype is my primary medium. To create a print, images are drawn or painted directly onto a heated palette with pigmented beeswax and then imprinted onto paper. The benefit of this technique is its immediacy, fluidity and ability to create nuanced layers of deep or translucent color. 

It is my hope that by embracing the alive, intimate and immediate act of painting, I can give the viewer a moment of transience.

 

#1 Tantra Dance, encaustic monotype, watercolor and pastel on paper, 40x30, 2018
Amelia Currier “#1 Tantra Dance”, encaustic monotype, watercolor and pastel on paper, 40x30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 #2 Tantra Shift, encaustic monotype, watercolor and pastel on paper, 30x26 , 2018
Amelia Currier  “#2 Tantra Shift”, encaustic monotype, watercolor and pastel on paper, 30x26 , 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 #3 Primal Quadtych, encaustic monotype with ink and pastel on handmade paper, 20x24, 2018
Amelia Currier  “#3 Primal Quadtych”, encaustic monotype with ink and pastel on handmade paper, 20x24, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More of Amelia Currier 's work can be found on her website and social media account: instagram.

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September 8, 2020

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