Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Memory of Seeds: The Latest Series by Sharon Barr

"These paintings are self portraits; maybe not as most would instantly recognize as such, but for me, these organic forms are a reflection of our own image. The bonds between animal and plant are vital for survival but the connection is deeper than sustenance. The earth is our body and its water, our fluids.  

327-319 | Sharon Barr, Memory of Seeds, oil on canvas, 36"x36". $1900

Remembering the earth resonates with our source. This mystical stored memory of the earth is encoded in every seed on the planet. We are the universe in human form. To realize our connection to nature is to tap into the deepest truth of our human existence. We are plants manifested in human form. Creating images that point to this majesty is, for me, a way to explore our deepest and most profound spiritual core.

327-315 | Sharon Barr, The Seeds You Planted, oil on canvas, 60"x60". $5000

The pivotal work in this series, The Memory of Seeds, asks the viewer to contemplate their own connection with Mother Earth pre human form. The largest work, The Seeds You Planted, pays homage to my muse and wonderful mother, who recently passed, Helen Barr.  Always, my motivation, she encouraged me as a painter, to keep looking and to add spots and dashes of colour here and there.  Thanks, mom. 

327-318 | Sharon Barr, Sun & Seeds, oil on canvas, 55"x48". $3600

The balance of my work is a further blossoming and growth from these small but powerful “seeds of memory”.

Sharon Barr

327-316 | Sharon Barr, Breath of Spring, oil on canvas, 36"x36". $1900

327-317 | Sharon Barr, Spring Planting, oil on canvas, 36"x48". $2400
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