Inga Kimberly Brown Artist Statement
My works are oil paintings that take on a more spiritual path for me in portraiture and spirit based arts. I am diving deeper in to the meaning of the work by allowing the compositions to flow without hindrance. I communicate with the viewer directly and I communicate with people in spirit through my mediumship in which I use my art as a tool. I am using wood as extensions to the painting stretchers to make various shapes away from the rectangle of the historical portrait. By creating extensions on my oil paintings with wood and canvas I am allowing an intuition to take place freeing me from any set ideas. The work has elements of ritual and tradition and spiritual dialogue.
For inspiration I meditate and dialogue with the Spirit World. I paint figures from live observation, I use family photographs or relay on images shown to me by people in the Spirit World. I do a gazing meditation into various photographic references of people who have passed on to dialogue with those people in spirit at times. Many of my dedicated portraits to people who are now in the Spirit World are evidence of my spirit gazing using photographs of them. My paintings become letters of spiritual dialogue.
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