Description After hearing Spirit Photographer Karen Leffler mention this sacred symbol I went home and created this painting. The vesica piscis is an ancient symbol and I am using it to represent 'as above, so below,' as the Egyptians did. I sprinkled in glitter and used my palette knife to move the paint around.
Mary Gow, San Francisco Bay Area Member Since March 2012 Artist Statement Mary Gow is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist who uses painting, traditional + digital photography and experimental photographic techniques to create energetic expressive imagery. She's been showing her creations since 1988. Visit her website at: MaryGow.com.
Here's some feedback about her work:
"Gow’s sense of design is particularly strong. Form and color are varied, and her placement of forms is fascinating. A lack of conventional beauty or prettiness also characterizes her work. While Impressionist painters such as Renoir, Van Gogh or Toulouse-Lautrec created their work to give visual pleasure, that isn’t the case with Gow’s art, which has a starkness that gives the pieces strength, as well as a feeling of directness — a sense of coming straight to the point without frills. The austerity also adds to the already startling quality of the pieces." -Murray Paskin, San Francisco Examiner
“The colors in your abstract work are so vivid and alive – and then the black and white. Just lovely. Haunting. (Even the photographs tend towards the abstract: much tension there between a recognizable 'image' and our perception of the “purity” of lines and related spaces). It’s as if another consciousness were pulling at us as we look at the world.” – Jack Foley, Poet/Performer/Writer and Host of KPFA 94.1 FM’s “Cover to Cover” 3 PM (Pacific Time) on Wednesdays, in San Francisco
-"THANKS SO MUCH for this gorgeous splash of beauty on my wall! I came home and immediately on entering, it burst into my vision and would not let me go -- just as it did at your showing; and now i get to drink it in umpteen times a day." -Lisa Dollar, Founder of the Lysistrada Project