brenna george

Painting

daily dramas
handling chaos
dark water
bunny westerns
besotted
play battling
interiors / exteriors
nursing
pregnancy
container homes
abandoned banquets
wallpaper
plein-air
ribbons 3
ribbons 2
ribbons 1
 
 
 
  • Besotted Series Besotted Series I am the mother of three young children. I am besotted with them and have an intense desire to capture and hold on tight to pieces of time. I am choosing images of my children that show their intense love of life or where I as the parent am overwhelmed with love for them. The idea of the artist's ability to preserve a moment of another's spirit, sparks me. I like the idea of the artist using mark making to measure and record the physicality of humans with the physicality of paint. Specific individuality, a marker that this person was here, is important. I am building a humanness where individual identity, human made marks are important. In a small way, I am attempting to construct a bubble of domestic love in a stand against disappearing in the mass of printed dot patterns and the billions of people on the planet. My children's thoughts are in the present moment but I am conscious of how time seems to rapidly disappear. So, I am endeavoring to combine these outlooks by trapping bits of precious time while also acknowledging a nothing beyond this moment of time - mind set. Another part of this project is integrating my video production with my painting. I have been collecting video moments. I am trying to blur out the surrounding world and sharpen the important part as it does when you focus on one you love. I have been working on clips of my children at their concerts. I am building video paintings. This series was funded by the Manitoba Arts Council. January 2011 Brenna George
  • "Oona and Marshall, cougra and purple dress 1" acrylic on canvas paper 12" x 16" Brenna George 2010
  • "Oona and Marshall, cougra and purple dress 2" acrylic on canvas paper 12" x 16" Brenna George 2010
  • "Oona and Marshall, cougra and purple dress 3" acrylic on canvas paper 12" x 16" Brenna George 2010
  • "Oona Marshall, kittens" acrylic on canvas 12" x 16" Brenna George 2010
  • "Oona cape" acrylic on canvas 12" x 16" Brenna George 2012
  • "Oona broken and balancing" acrylic on canvas 12" x 16" Brenna George 2010
  • "Ozma Humaine Society 1" acrylic on canvas 12" x 16" Brenna George 2012