Piece description from the artist
I walked this alley so many times while living in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum of Art was a place I would stop in frequently just to say hi to some of my favorite pieces of art inside. One overcast day I captured a photograph of this alley for my own personal enjoyment and as soon as I looked at the photo it I had an Edward Munch “Scream” like moment: a feeling of greater emotion. A photo would not capture this; it needed to be painted.
Virginia T Coleman’s lifeline has many layers yet one goal: a journey of self-discovery. A continual, persistent, passionate examining and questioning into the nature of the human condition and the built environment. Her work is multi-faceted, rich in diversity yet linked by her voice resonating through it all.
Architecture and the spaces we inhabit is a realm of her exploration. The built environment delineates how we live, how we perceive ourselves; it is the foundation for interaction. Space is where ideas dwell, love is found and lost and where life begins and ends.
These explorations fuse into her more conceptual three-dimensional steel pieces.