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Marlene Llanes

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2016

oil on canvas

40" x 30"

Regular price
$1,495.
Sale price
$1,495

This artwork is unframed

This artwork is ready to hang

I am fascinated with the fact that life on earth started in the ocean, with a single-celled organism. When I saw the ocean for the first time, I felt attracted to it as if I belonged there. One crazy impossible dream of mine is to be able to breath underwater without the help of any tool. I would stay in the ocean indefinitely. In this painting the wooden bird is heading back “home". Being made of wood, this bird is unable to survive underwater but it still continues its journey under the ocean in hopes to be able to adapt yet still connected to its above-water life through some tiny strings that hang from the cloud. This painting was part of my solo exhibit Places and Perceptions at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX. Sides are painted so no need for a frame. Picture wire installed on back.



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About the Artist

Marlene Llanes

Austin, TX

I am fascinated by nature and the calmness it brings. I am intrigued by both, nature and the meaning of our own existence. I usually combine nature with everyday objects in an unusual but meaningful way. I want the viewer to connect to nature as a way to connect with themselves, with their inner-self. I believe that past-present-future are all interconnected and I want to capture this connection as a single moment. 

I rely heavily on light and shadows to create a sense of depth that draws the viewer into a peaceful dreamlike scene. My paintings can be very colorful but through the use of contrast I bring simplicity and order. 

I mainly work with oil on canvas because it is a very flexible medium that allows to create depth of color as well as soft gradients. I work using several layers and glazing. 

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