Miracle and Wonder - A Collection for Project Art

Today is the day!! Hooray!!!  Hi friends!!!  My latest collection of abstract paintings is going up today in the Project Art Gallery at the University of Iowa Hospital!  I spent the month of January working on this labor of love.  There are ten paintings total, each with their own dizzying array of marks and color combinations.  If you are local, I hope you might stop and take them all in.  Let me know if you do!  I'd love to hear from you!!  

Click HERE for some general info about Project Art.

Over the next few weeks, I'll share snippets of the show, so if you are out of town, you can enjoy it too!!!  

Below, you will find my artist statement for Miracle and Wonder:

While creating this body of work, I thought about the moments that add up to a lifetime.  They are a breathtaking mixture of the magnificent and the ordinary.  The lovely and the plain.  The jubilant and the painful.  There are things to marvel and wonder about.  Tiny miracles are happening all around us and for us.  Many of us barely notice them.  As I move my hands over the canvas, I concentrate on these ideas of manifestation and gratitude.  I believe that a grateful heart is truly a magnet for miracles.  What we recognize as a gift or a blessing will multiply ten-fold, if only we take the time to pay attention and be grateful.

Thanks for your constant encouragement and love, Dori