GABRIEL’S GARDEN COLLECTION
I created Gabriel’s Garden while working through loss; it gave me a deeper understanding of life’s circle and helped ground me in the living. I continued using patterns, floral elements, and color to create this cohesive collection. The series includes paintings, drawings, and mixed media collages.
In the self-portrait titled depression, I am looking at the viewer, and tears fall from my eyes. The title comes from both the way I felt but also the quilt pattern in the background. This diamond pattern is a quilt patch known as depression.
In the painted and sewn piece, Where No Words Seem Appropriate, the depression pattern is used again. This time, overlaid with a floral weed drawing, I transformed into a religious symbol. The tulip poplar surrounds our family, and the young ravens are talking with us. Although this collection is very personal, feelings of grief are universal.
I created most of this collection in 2011.
Shannon Maisel Art
My name is Shannon, and I make art. Click on an image to learn more about each collection, like what inspired me to make it and what materials I use. If you want to set up a viewing, buy original artwork, commission artwork, or know more about my process, please get in touch.
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