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Oriole Feshbach
Artist's Statement  

My images are responses to phrases and ideas about natural phenomena that I find in poems and fiction in authors as diverse as Henry Thoreau, Wallace Stevens, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Derek Walcott, HD, Emily Dickinson, Barry Lopez and Elizabeth Bishop.

I research science, biography, history, mythology around a subject either for an event in nature or for a portrait in order to reinforce and inform visual decisions.

I work mostly with images found in the sky and oceans, such as auroras, rainbows, comets and icebergs. I like to juxtapose and integrate images to explore the complementary beauty of nature existing in two different zones.

I use mostly two media besides oil paint, all for their inherent beauty: watercolor to capture fluidity; pastel for particles on land and in space.