Greetings from Afar - Recent Mixed Media Artwork
Regular Gallery Hours, April 14, 2021 | CityArts
I have been painting and working with found materials since the 1970s. I enjoy using non-traditional materials in art making. My work reflects my interest in spirituality, my love of reading, travel, collecting and being in nature. My interests outside of art are often pulled into my artwork. I accumulate old paper items, small objects, beads, rocks, tiles, twigs, broken glass and pottery shards. My pieces often start as small abstract or landscape paintings, born of my imagination. I prefer to paint on wood so I can scrape, gouge and manipulate the materials. These paintings often refer to weather imagery, energy states or states of mind. I incorporate collage elements such as old scrap, painted paper cut-outs, vintage postcards, beaded mosaic, or found objects into the piece. Certain materials seem emotionally charged to me. In the crafting of my pieces, there is an interplay between the flow of ideas and responses and the organization of the materials into a finished work.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas in 1973 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Wichita State University in 1975. I have lived and worked in Wichita since 1973.
- Ranal Harrell Young
April 12, 2021 - May 21, 2021