Laura Militzer Bryant; Artist's Statement

The intent of my work can be seen in poet Mark Strand's stanza:

In a place that is not a place, but where
the mortal beauty of the world is stored.

The work exposes an inner landscape, of this world and others, wherein rests the spirituality of mankind. Imagery is often envisioned as a temple or vitality beyond being...

I tempt the viewer to enter this sanctuary; to seek the energy beyond the literal. It is an invitation issued through portals of form, fiery colors and beckoning layers of deep, calm perspective punctuated by sinuous curves.

Once involved, the viewer may not return.

Each line is individually colored and carries its own meaning. As lines build to layers, new places evolve into their own separate dynamic, until all elements finally emerge as a single spiritual nuance.

My work is intuitive, although realized through formal and analytical fabrication. It couples free flowing introspection of the human intangible with the discipline of geometry and explicit color relationships. The work is my commitment to what went before, and a responsibility to what comes after. It delivers for me a handhold in the deep and abiding spirit of mankind.

Read about how these works are made.

 


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Edge of Blue, 32" x 20", 2008

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Crossings I, 20" x 20", 2007     Crossings II, 20" x 20", 2007

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Crossings III,
20" x 30", 2008

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       Crossings IV,
20" x 20", 2007       Crossings V, 20" x 20", 2007      Crossings VI, 20" x 20", 2007

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Beyond the Blue, 36" x 54", 2008

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      Land's Edge, 50.5" x 36"       Shadow's Edge, 50.5" x 36"

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Beyond Light,  20" x 20", 2008  Crossing Light, 20" x 20", 2008  Edge of Light, 20" x 20", 2008

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Spirit Within, 33" x 20", 2008