Do you ever have moments when the beauty of an everyday object stops you in your tracks?
Moments of Transcendence describes a collection of paintings, each one of which is a record of an experience I have had, an encounter with the mundane that transcended the ordinary.
It all started with a salad. I was slicing a cucumber one evening. I paused for a moment to hold up a slice of the cucumber and look at it with the light behind it. The symmetry and beauty of that simple cuke slice, the pattern of the seeds, and the threefold geometry of its construction were irresistible. I had to draw it.
This led to a whole exploration of natural design in my artwork. And it resulted in a collection of more than 130 round miniature paintings, which I called the Moments of Transcendence collection. This book chronicles the history of the collection as well as showing all the paintings reproduced at life size.
(For more Moments of Transcendence images, to order prints, or get in touch with me, go to my website at www.betsygraybell.com.)