Mary Saran

White Crater (2017)
mixed media on wood
16 x 12 in.

One day I started painting circles. Then I kept painting circles. The circles became swirls, the swirls became mounds, the mounds became landscapes, and those landscapes became worlds. Now my work exists between painting and sculpture, pushing the boundaries of mixed media. As my work evolved it took on a life of its own, each painting became a universe unto itself, beyond language, beyond time, beyond the limitations of our planet and the logic of its biology. I want to show the viewer another perspective. Much of my work is designed so that it is difficult to remain focused on one single aspect, one single brush stroke. Like the mind that created them, my paintings are all over the place all at once. My work attempts to approach something like totality, incomprehensibility, something foreign and at the same time familiar.