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Abstract Paintings by Jane Gates

COVID -19 Home Page (right here). Double click on painting to enlarge.

The wall image below, although poorly lite, on this page one, is the beginning of my new installation series. During this COVID-19 time I've been dealing with another illness that has slowed me down considerably. But my hope is to get well enough to fill a room with 6 inch tiny square paintings if I can get enough help. These paintings use the act of painting to ease my PTSD which is emphasized now in my life and in the lives of others. They are an extension of my "Summer Singing Sirens" series made of thick fluid smooth paint lots of action and blots of brightly colored shapes. There is flickering eye movement too between the shapes. Both the eye movement and the physical action is similar to a treatment used by psychologists to calm anxiety/trauma called EMDR. My goal is also to create a smooth thick tactile surface. The surface can be used for touch therapy and ultimately has the ability to calm anxiety. Hopefully I can reach out to people with PTSD or anxiety and be an instrument for their healing. This work has the potential to help many people during this critical time.
Magenta and Green Beauty
Magenta and Green Beauty
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