Greta Matthews McMahon

Being an abstract painter means that I rely solely on the inherent energy of materials, colour, texture, shapes and brushstrokes to articulate and express my thoughts and ideas. Since the picture plane rarely offers anything representational ,the vocabulary of these elements becomes the very essence of my visual language.It’s the pattern and relationship between these elements which weaves the story into a meaningful whole. Each material I use are chosen for its unique frequency and its the inter relationship between these frequencies experienced in a space of no-mind which evokes ,reveals and whispers the story to the viewer. The ideas and inspiration for these works are supported by my love and interest for mythology, archetypes, dream language, science , spirituality, nature and celebrates the dance between the masculine and feminine. Making art becomes a ritual and a ceremony which restores the Self into a balanced whole and helps to bridge the gap between heaven and earth.

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