My work is landscape as metaphor for inner life. It exists in the shadowland between technique and vision; emotion and intellect; the physical realm and the spiritual one.I am drawn to transition in nature: shifts in season, light and the sky. Twilight and dawn, changes in seasons, and shifting colors in the sky all speak to the human spirit. Night presents an alternate reality, one that relies on powers of memory, insight and imagination. Autumn represents preparation for hardship, emotional release, and the acknowledgement that beauty is brief. I reach to express a reality beyond the visual.
I feel kinship with the Weir Farm artists, sharing reverence for the land and fascination with color and light. As an artist and community educator, my work is most powerful when I have a strong emotional connection with the land. Having the opportunity to live in a place of natural beauty, feeling empathy for this place, will enable me to paint landscapes of resonance. Mindfully engaging with nature, silently reflecting, and diligently practicing, my focus will be on transformative thinking. I intend to manifest symbol and metaphor more confidently in my ideation and visual expression.
~ Wynn Yarrow
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