349 Arroyo Road, Lagunitas, CA 94938
Art conveying essence, infused with years of meditation.
This is the studio of artist Sherri Silverman:
“I convey my response to the essence of nature and consciousness through my artwork. There is a long tradition in Asia of this approach to art-making in India, China, and Japan. This shows up in how I draw flowers, mountains, and other natural forms and in how my brush moves, including in my non-representational work. Energy, essence, emotion translate my inner experience.
When it comes to recognizable imagery, flowers and plants seem to be my thing. I paint them a lot when my work is not totally abstract, and their ideograms are my favorite Chinese calligraphy exercises. I love that one approach in Indian art advocates not copying directly but capturing “intangible qualities and significance…the essence of the forms rather than direct copies of their natural shapes…observed, understood, well-savoured, and the response of the artist.” How very Taoist! And very Sherri!
My real artist statement is the artwork itself and my own life. More reveals itself to me daily in the studio as paintings in gouache, pastels, and mineral pigment; mixed media art; collage; photography, and whatever other artforms emerge, frequently as a surprise.”