Description In The Wild Garden In the paradise of the natural order, Ginette Callaways copperhead snake sheds the burden of its demonisation, writes RUPA SENGUPTA Excerpt: 'The Okefenokee could not but inspire a New Monet like Ginette Callaway, a US-based painter who loves horses and cats and wild birdsand snakes. Her love of nature shows in a forceful, if beguilingly eye-pleasing, work that speaks to the heart even as it subverts its moral categories.The canvas, Copperhead Snake in the Okefenokee,unveils a Garden of Eden rarely seen. If a serpent lurks there, its not as tempter leading man astray. In the paradise of the natural order, Callaways copperhead sheds the burden of its demonisation like old skin during hibernation.'+++The circularity of the reptilian body is an ancient symbol of the cycles of life,death and rebirth, an umbilical cord joining earth and the life it spawns.Yet, Callaways snake seems to represent more than self-replicating matter. That it lifts its head rupturing the circle of its body and the cycle of its symbolic function is an artistic sleight of hand. Though an earth-hugger, the snake turns its gaze upwards as if at an altar. It contemplates the blazing crucifix-shaped flower, as if drawn toward that force within nature that imbues all life with the power of spiritual transcendence. The viewer is left asking questions. What is good? What is evil? What is necessary? What is contingent? What is nature? What is spirit? The Okefenokee, dark and mysterious, hums and sings and slumbers. The warblers wing catches the sun... firstname.lastname@example.org The Times of India is Indias most-read English newspaper and the Worlds largest-selling English newspaper.To read the full article copy and paste the following link:http://www.ginettefineart.com/Blog/2010/10/some-wonderful-news/
Ginette Callaway, Lovejoy Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement I am an independent, self supporting artist, working full time on my art. Full time means about on average 12 hours a day seven days a week. This is how I pay my bills. However I absolutely love what I do. Creating art consumes me. I paint original art with oil paints, watercolors, also ink and pastel. Additionally I use the photos of my art or scans to create mixed media, where I use digital tools to layer texture or change the colors of these original paintings. Not a day goes by where I don't create something new.
If you want an original painted just for you, contact me. I take requests on my website.
My website is ginettecallaway.com
I was born in Alsace France and from childhood on, I had Art and a Love for Nature and beauty in my blood. In my younger years I traveled and saw a bit of the world. After moving to the Unites States I became a full time artist with collectors from all over the world.
For commission inquiries please contact me at ginette [!at] ginettefineart.com