Five Pieces

Artist Statement: These acrylic pour paintings are part of a large collection of over 70 paintings that explore the earth, the body, the environment and the mystery that binds it all together. The pieces are created by combining acrylic paint with various substrates and silicone oil. The layers of paint react within the mixture according to their density, and form an abstract design. I interpret the design in terms of land, water, sky, body, natural elements and phenomena, particularly exploring the magical and mysterious nature of these things. My aim in creating this collection is to present unusual and alternative views of life and nature in order to inspire viewers to “widen their world.” I believe that when we can perceive with our imaginations and not rely only on literal interpretation, our world (our connection to and understanding of it) becomes more meaningful to us. The way the paints interact with the substrates is solely science based (think specific gravity) but what is produced is random and unique. Our understanding of the earth, the sky, and the body opens on other levels when viewing this art.”

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SANDY COOMER is an artist and poet living in Brentwood, TN. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including the recent Rivers Within Us (Unsolicited Press). Her art has been featured in local art shows and exhibits, and has been published in journals such as Lunch Ticket (Antioch University Los Angeles), Gravel, The Wire’s Dream Magazine, and The Magnolia Review. She is a teacher, a dreamer, a seeker, and an explorer. Her favorite word is “Believe.”