Dialogue with Nature 1
Mixed media, 20" x 20" each (Triptych)
|Sirarpiís abstract work "springs both from meditations on nature and from childhood memories that are distilled into single dramatic moments." Using oils and acrylics, inks and pastels, she draws, scrawls, scrapes, and paints on canvas and wood surfaces that are rich in layers of handmade and recycled papers, fabric, wood, and other found materials. The "energetic surfaces imply an ongoing tension between freedom and containment, edging the viewer closer to that place where chaos can erupt into clarity." Sirarpiís artwork is in many collections nationally and internationally. She has received awards and exhibited her work, including installations, in galleries throughout Europe and the United States.