the Observatories series I am exploring house and tower
forms as metaphysical homes for birds, faces, and figures.
My fascination with birds is inspired by the paradox between
their freedom of flight, and the stability of their domesticity.
Birdhouses are characters in my work, in the process of change
Ð crumbling, looking, walking, and growing.
these pieces, the landscape is made up of fragments. Bits
and pieces create spaces within spaces. The surfaces bring
together oil and acrylic painting with collage elements celebrating
forms and rhythms in nature. Plant life, roots, blossoms,
and birds become the habitat for metaphors of fertility, regeneration,
and spiritual freedom." Read
artist's complete statement and bio >>
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by Steve Allen at the Alibi of Suzanne Sbarge's exhibits
at Contemporary Albuquerque and at the PaperGami Gallery!
images are courtesy of Nuart
Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. More about the artist can be found
right to see all images in exhibit>>
Birds, mixed media on panel, 30"x34"
oil & collage on panel, 16"x16"
mixed media on panel, 34"x30"
Key to the Castle, oil & collage on board, 22"x21"
oil & collage on board, 28"x15"
mixed media on panel, 24"x24"
oil & collage on panel, 24"x28"
mixed media on board, 12"x6"
oil & collage on board, 15"x7.5"
Who, oil & collage on panel, 28"x24"
oil & collage on board, 22"x18"
oil & collage on board, 6"x6"
oil & collage on board, 23"x21"