Description Ruby red glass blocks form a powerful dynamic abstract. Red is one of the most powerful colors. Red has multiple personalities. It can incite anger, passion, love, war, aggression and courage. It is often used in celebrations as a symbol of joy and well being. Think of the red carpet laid out to welcome guests. In China it is considered the color of prosperity and good fortune and is often worn by brides on their wedding day. It is the color of warning and danger and is the international color of stop signs and stop lights. Red is so commonly used because not only does it attract the most attention, it demands it.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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