Piece description from the artist
The dawning of each day brings a new piece of a life story. This painting represents a feeling of openness and determination to accept and make the most of whatever comes our way.
The Recycled Rain Show is a yearly group exhibition in Portland, Oregon. This piece was created for the show and was made entirely using rain water and acrylic paint. Collecting, filtering, storing and painting with the rain water made me feel even more in touch with mother nature and her cycles. I did some research and learned that raindrops are born round, and although they change shape as they fall, they are never the classic raindrop shape we imagine. Knowing raindrops are born round inspired the circles in this painting, thus representing the rain.
Making art and music has been a life-long practice for Jody Katopothis, and the relationship between these two expressions has become an integral part of her creative explorations. Although each has unique qualities, the two are fully intertwined, complementing, inspiring and informing each other. Her paintings reflect various recurring themes, which are interpreted and reinterpreted over time. These themes include family and ancestral lines, nature's organic beauty, the human organization of nature, and the evolution of humankind from a cultural and spiritual perspective.
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