Monday, February 4, 2013

Countdown


My show is just around the corner! Check out Telluride Arts for more info,\ &  show description.
The following is a statement about my process and ideas. It was edited heavily for the masses, but I thought i'd share my unadulterated version for you guys as well. always a challenge to be honest yet accessible.
I so look forward to sharing the show with you. stay tuned!

Press release version.


heaven
earth

Stephanie Morgan Rogers

inspiration :  I have always been fascinated by the sky and where it meets the earth and where we fit in as people fleeting from one realm to the next.  History, dreams , folklore and mythology a have always inspired and provided me with the framework for my version of these timeless wonders.

Processes:  the ideas for work are always with me and part of how I make sense of where I am, and what I’m doing quite literally, on earth! always starts with a feeling like I’m on a hunt spurred on by imagery that pulls me in , beckoning me to take a second look , challenging me to find the next clue where then my own imagery starts to reveal itself. It’s as if the work calls me to give to it life…my job is to listen and take good notes and tell the story visually.

Meaning: Heaven and Earth concept is about dichotomies  - What’s visible and what’s unseen. As above so below and so on. I’m not so much interested in the black and the white but the grey – that magical intersection where the 2 realms mix. 

Characters/ Imagery:  I am interested in rural life,  “salt of the earth” daily work and how the seasons affect that work and the relationships between people, animals, weather etc...living close to the land gives me a unique perspective.   

My work has been described as a seamless blend of Old World ambience and American Folk Art – which I think says it all.  Although I move around and use different media – and in this show – giant tin shapes inspired by 15th century ex votos – my work continues to explore the endless possiblities of making sense out of life, here on earth.

Enjoy the journey

6 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

"making sense out of life, here on earth."
yes.
have a great, great show, my sweet. your work will shine.
and so will you, obviously.
x
n♥

Lise B said...

I love your text, you explain it so well! I wish you luck!

Milady Productions said...

i am so glad i explained it so well! nothing's worse than being completely misunderstood :)
woolfie, so happy your break includes visiting me!

objects of whimsy said...

so exciting stephanie!!!
you have been busy. The way you describe your art and process is fantastic. Good luck with your show!

Helen :)

Patrice A. said...

so excited!
and you explained it well
and that painting
looks magical
good luck with the show
I am curious!!
;^))

love
Patrice A.

renilde said...

clear and beautiful!

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