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Artist

Name: Amanda Rumora
Statement: Anchored to her roots in plein air oil painting, Karen continues to explore the natural world using an introspective approach by which she creates ctional vistas. Cell- shaped entities emerge from a mediative painting process. Colors intermingle to spawn an environment of undulating violets, pinks, acidic yellows, layered spaces and light. Her paintings are consumed with morphing forms, and her visions are animated and lean toward the surreal. She imagines these recent landscapes as a prelude to a dream -- the space teetering between reality and wonder."Marked with resemblences of biological organisms, the surface becomes a tapestry of color with more aspects of the interior structure of plant life rather than it's externalities. This essentially turns the concept of a landscape painting "inside-out." The very action of generating this work transposes my own meditations into visions on the canvas, further merging the concept of individual and shared energy. The images represent the generation and integration of life forms as well as an aura of coexistence and harmony of living elements." "A human being is part of the whole called by us "the universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection of a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.- Albert Einstein

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2018
Installed: 2016

Additional Notes

D pod 281

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400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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Materials

Oil on canvas

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