Artist Profile: Jane Dell
3. There Must Be More To Love, 28″x34″, mixed media on Mylar, 2012
4. Fish Kiss, 40″x32″, mixed media on Mylar, 2012
5. Early Spring, 48″x38″, acrylic/mixed media on canvas
Jane R. Dell
My current series of mixed media on canvas and on Mylar paintings explore the expressive and metaphorical potential of scale, the poetics of space and mental states. They represent a relative and curious universe, an arena that invites the discovery and unfolding of imaginative worlds that can reflect opposing visual forces. The emphasis on color, surface, texture and shape can lend itself to ironic surprises, set free from their mooring in representation, and become vehicles for exploring spatial relationships while serving at the same time as metaphors for the personal, social and technological interactions of contemporary experience.
This genre exposes my personal attitude towards the world around us and is a launching point for this ongoing theme of work.
The materials I use are acrylic paint, various mediums, watercolor ink, graphite, selected photo images, glitter, fabric, and handmade stencils and textured mono printing plates.