Georganna Lenssen

Arco Iris – an Expression of light and color 

The Spanish word  “arcoíris”  translates to rainbow in English.  The arco iris has been an object of fascination and symbolism in cultures and mythologies throughout history.   Interpreted as a connection or bridge linking different realms or elements, it symbolizes interconnectedness and represents communication, harmony, hope and transformation.

For me the arco iris symbolizes a bridge between creation and subject matter.    In my work I seek to express the essence of a subject.   My process is bold, intuitive and spontaneous, pushed by a strong sense of exploration and a desire to push the boundaries of expression. 

Transparencies and layering allow me to build dimension, complexity and nuance in a piece, just as layers of experiences and emotions shape our own perception of the world.    While my subject matter varies, each piece is intrinsically connected by a shared thought process and approach.   It is important  for me to create each new work freely, without worrying about how it fits with previous things I have made.   Once there is a set of works, each piece created with its own identity and purpose,  then the threads emerge that bind them.  

Just as the arco iris expresses the refraction of light from a crystal or raindrop, my work emerges from a fusion of inspiration, thought and experience. -Georganna

April 5 – May 11

Opening: First Friday, April 5, 5:00-8:00 PM

ArtWalk Weekend: May 3, 4, 5