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Sally Porter - Heart of a Painter 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 09:28 AM - General
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I use the medium of paint to transcribe the intangible mysteries of being and reality which cannot be put into words. Pictures and images are an immediate spiritual way of communicating between artist and observer.

Painting is a way of knowing. In my process, I consider objects or symbols exploring the metaphysical concept, "What is reality?" The concepts of infinity, eternity, and unity, as well as beauty, spirit, and consciousness are present. As the image emerges, I allow the process of painting itself to influence choices of brushstroke, color, etc.

When the viewer chooses to engage in observing the work, he/she is participating in the creation of the artwork. All of the viewer's cultural, intellectual and spiritual/emotional knowledge create a viewing experience unique to the person. No two people will experience the painting in the same way.

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Klee's Heroic Fiddling (1938) 
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 01:31 PM - General
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Paul Klee's 1938 painting Heroic Fiddling gives us a glimpse at the internal music of his soul. As a musician, he loved his violin. As a visual artist, he translated this love to canvas. The black lines crisscrossing the canvas make me think of sound waves created when touching the bow to the strings, as well as the violin and especially the bow itself.

The black dots and various glyphs refer to both musical and mathematical notation. An equality sign is located on the middle left of the painting and also on the lower left side, about 1/5 of the way from the bottom. A blackened circle sits next to an open square in the upper left quadrant. He reminds us of the mathematical harmony of music and the universal pattern of existence.

The blackened circles are also portals: portals on a ship looking out at the blue sea or portals looking out from his inner personal awareness onto the natural world. In the lower right corner is a black sun, the icon for his being shining through the music. This blue and black painting speaks of infinity in a language of the spirit.

Sally Porter

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Picasso's Portrait of Olga in an Armchair, 1917, and Klimt 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 08:42 AM - General
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Picasso's Portrait of Olga in an Armchair, 1917, is another example of his respect for pattern. Olga's face is treated with great sensitivity, but she is there to showcase the luscious pattern of flowers and leaves on the fabric beside her. Like a model on a game show, she is there to point to the lovely prize. Notice how her right arm is draped around the top of the cloth and her left hand points to the bottom of the cloth, encasing it completely within a field of devotion.

This portrait reminds me of Klimt's Portrait of Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein, which was painted around 1905. As in many of Klimt's pieces, the woman is there to accentuate the beautiful pattern of both fabric and background.

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William Blake and Meta Expressionism 
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 01:45 PM - General
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William Blake was an artistic genius who delved into his internal framework to produce works of lasting power. He drew upon his personal values and understandings of broader cultural references, relying on his own imaginings to produce masterpieces like Pity, The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve, and Ancient of Days. With one foot anchored in these common reference points, he brought to light the great reality of his imagination, bridging the gap between the known and the unknown, allowing us entry to the universe of visionaries.

Sally Porter

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Porter's Purple Leaves 
Saturday, November 7, 2009, 03:51 PM - General
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If you visit the Sally Porter Gallery room, Passion: Flowers and Leaves, you can view the piece Purple Leaves. An array of various leaves painted in lush purples creates a topographic garden of the mind. Geometric squares and rectangles of white suggest bursts and glimmers of light in this internal landscape. The greens suggest grass and shade surrounded by deep purple decorative leaves, a grape cluster and even a palm tree.

The painting creates the multi-present sensation of being in different places at the same time: at the beach, in a grove of lilacs, underneath an oak, in a city or by a river. A sense of tranquility and happiness pervades the picture.

Sally Porter

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