Piece description from the artist
This painting reflects my fascination with concepts of alternate universes and string theory. From a spiritual perspective, various interpretations can be given such as a representation of birth, baptism into a new life, or resurrection. It can also represent that our conception of reality is based only on what we can see, but that may be a distortion of the truth, only to be discovered when we move into another realm of understanding.
Mary Keenan grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she discovered a love for art in her early teens. Though she is mostly self-taught, Mary took art classes while in high school and during her graduate and post-graduate education. Although she ultimately pursued a career in healthcare administration and education, Mary was forced into early retirement after a disabling injury and she has been devoted to art-making ever since.
Mary's work has been exhibited and recognized in regional shows throughout northern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She expresses herself primarily in acrylic and oil paints, with a focus on rural subject matter and people. In her paintings, Mary concentrates on using color and light to captivate the viewer.
Today, Mary lives and works in Weirton, West Virginia.