These works are created by the artist in her signature technique of Gemstone painting. The technique of application includes pointillism; well known artists of this style include France’s Seurat and the more contemporary abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart. The technique also includes an adaptation of such methods as Gemstone Painting of Persia and Hindostan, and the ancient Japanese technique of Nihonga, which use pigments derived from precious and semiprecious stones. Contemporaries of this technique include Hiroshi Senju, Chen Wenguang, and Makoto Fujimara.
Whilst some works are in a single painting format, others are in a diptych format. The diptych format further explores the abstraction of the physical landscape by creating a Rorschach Test effect, thereby entering realms of the landscape of the viewer's mind.
The works are of abstracted landscapes. The chosen landscapes are places are breathtaking feats of Nature's beauty. They are also rendered as sacred by Humanity's many belief systems of the world. Locations include the Grand Canyon, Mount Sinai, the Sierras, and the Himalayas. Expressed through the solid, exceptional medium of gemstones and precious metals, the works embody the opulent existence of Permanence and Omnipresence found to permeate from these landscapes.
Like a mirage on the horizon, there is a more ethereal perspective upon these lands captured by the paintings.
Early Mirage Landscapes
These works were created from 1999 to 2009 and mark the beginning of the Mirage Landscape Series creative lineage.
The artist's experimentations of pointillism and crushed minerals converge in an imposingly large scale and abstract surrealist form. The artist sought to create a phantasmagorical atmosphere through these mural-like expressions. Most works from this collection sold out on their very first viewing in 2008 and 2009.
Mirage Mountainscape small diptychs
This collection consists of about xx works, varying in size from 2 x 2 ft to 4 x 5 ft together.
These paintings draw upon the concepts of the Mirage Mountainscape Series, capturing its essence in a smaller diptych format. These works take the concept of abstracted landscapes further into the landscape of the mind. The works aim to create complex Rorschoch test- like ability to allow the viewer to further tap into thier own subconsious mind.
Mirage Mountainscape single works
This collection consist of x works varying in size from 2 x 2 ft to 5 x 6 ft.
These paintings draw upon the concepts of the Mirage Mountainscape Series, capturing its essence in a single painting format. The artist felt that this format is best suited for some of the more imposing landscape forms, which on their own were powerful enough and did not need any further alteration or manipulation.
Mirage Alps 1.1, precious minerals and metals, 3 x 11 feet, 2010
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Mirage Mountainscape Masterpieces
This collection is to consist of 11 works, ranging in various sizes from 5 x 55 ft to 11 x 111 ft.
These works will contain the highest grade of minerals, gemstones, and workmanship... thus embodying the accumulation of knowledge, experience, and creative growth of the artist. These works will be exclusively available to select collectors as the final masterpiece edition in the lineage of this series, created by the artist in her lifetime.
Mirage Mountainscape large diptychs
This collection consists of about xx works mainly in the size range of 3 x 8 ft to 5 x 12 ft.
These paintings further draw upon the concepts of the Mirage Mountainscape Series, capturing its essence in a larger and more engulfing diptych format. These works take the concept of abstracted landscapes further into the landscape of the mind. The works aim to create complex Rorschoch Test-like ability to allow the viewer to tap into their own subconsious mind.