Mary S. Mendla (March, April + May 2014)

 

The Arts Mill is pleased to welcome Mary Mendla as our Artist in Residence during the months of March and April.  Her talents are many – and we look forward to having her as part of our family this spring!

To see Mary’s complete bio please click here.

 
 
The natural world provides a continual source of inspiration to me.  It feeds my soul and speaks through me in the various media in which I work.  The delicate dance of trees swaying in synchronous movement, ripples of reflected sunlight moving across the surface of a lake, the ever changing expressive light of the sky resonate deep within my being, providing insight into the flow of life and the interconnectedness of all that is – the dance of universal energy mirrored in form. 
 
In my art I become a mediator between what I take in from nature and what I create in the physical world.  I sense deep metaphysical truths in the subtle relationships between the patterns, textures, color, and forms that I am immersed in throughout my days.  Intuition, rather than conscious control, is my guide as I facilitate the communication of these insights onto two dimensional surfaces; canvas, board, textile.  I work in partnership with my materials allowing possibilities to evolve that are inherent in them and in me.  In this way the truths I perceive from nature continue to unfold into human consciousness.
 
Mary S. Mendla (2005)
 
 
 
Apparition Oil and Cold Wax 2014

Apparition Oil and Cold Wax 2014

Muludhara 2013

Muludhara 2013