Having started my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of luminous white roses, I credit my discovery; of fractals for transforming my artistic vision, and changing the direction and force of my work. Always; working with a single image of a flower, or a component thereof, I have stripped away the mask of the; exterior form and magnified the interior thousands of times to depths beyond what is visible to the naked eye.; My subject is no longer simply a flower; it is a dynamical system existing in a chaotic universe filled with; energy, turbulence, mystery and beauty. Additionally, I have discovered that the system repeats itself through; multiple phenomena. This is where I have taken the literal definition of fractals, and put my creative voice to; the principles. Though the non-representational work may suggest a natural likeness - a wing, a wave, a shell,; or even a human form - my vision invites a fresh dialogue between aesthetics and science.; Whether creating evocative representational images or boldly deceptive non-objective work, my focus is; always on the choreography of the movement, the organization of the space, the subtlety in the tonal; transitions, and the intricacy of the brushwork. Exclusively painting in oils, and using mediums at different; viscosities, my technique is rooted in the labor intensive practices of the Dutch master painters. I apply; upwards of 20 layered transparencies to create richly saturated darks and vibrant luminous highlights that; dance off the surface of the canvas. Never using more than an 8 color palette, I constantly contrast warm hues; against cool hues to play with the reflective light, and to seduce the viewer into the myriad of complexities.; I do not subscribe to rules. Though I have a general vision at the onset of a new painting, I have had so many; serendipitous discoveries during the painting process that have often taken the finished work somewhere; that I never foresaw initially. Every painting is a fresh beginning and a new journey; and I cherish the; unpredictability. Just as my senses are challenged with every new painting, I want to stimulate the viewer's; imagination and emotions. Because color is so subjective, I have chosen to paint many of the non-objective; works in neutral analogous tones to provoke a discourse with the viewer.; Though my representational work is often referenced alongside Georgia O'Keeffe, the similarity starts and; ends with the fact that we are both identified with painting flowers. My work probes the bridge between; beauty and science, order and chaos. As one art journalist said: 'It brings a unique vision to the genre of floral; painting to embody a contemporary world.' A world where change occurs at lightning speed, where one; rarely looks beneath the surface, where the meaning of beauty is continually being redefined, and where; chaos is the order of the day. - Deborah Bigeleisen Fractals

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Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.
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