We are pleased to share this brilliant and beautiful work by painter Maria Fee, based on 1 Corinthians 12:26.
“If one part suffers every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”
Panegyric, 2009, 9 x 12 in., oil on wood
Excerpts from Maria’s personal statement:
My work has always been process driven. Works evolve, mutate, meander, and grow. Images come, go, stretch, disappear. The end of a painting is just the close of a chapter, the preparation and introduction to the next work.
Working in such an organic manner the images tend to reflect personal ruminations—an ongoing conversation with the medium and the questions of daily living. I tend to grapple with themes of acceptance and belonging: life lived in the tension between individuality and community;the struggle for unity and union without demolishing the personal and particular.
In all my art-play whether it be with paint, collage, or fabric, I’ve learn that making art is a faith journey; living in the tension can be good and beautiful; and, art making aids our exploration of the mechanized, consumerist, and fractured world we live in.
Read and discover more about Maria and her fine work at www.MariaFee.net.