Statement and CV

My collages—composed of watercolors, drawings, and botanicals—are echoes of the healing realms I experience in meditation. Remaining in this state, the energy of the present moment guides me. The brush glides, making true marks playful and abstract, scribing a universal language or elements of sacred geometry. Serene and vibrant color fills the space. Each stroke leads to the next, revealing stories of time and place for you to inhabit in peace.

The tranquil beauty of nature is an enduring source of inspiration, and its essence is palpable in all my work. I am interested in what lies beneath the surface appearance of things. Observing a sunflower I ask: What is the sacred geometry of its design, what does it convey, what mystery gives it life?

What I see and then bring into form are creations that reveal the subtle dimensions of reality. I translate nature’s qualities of beauty, transparency, layering, mutability, communication, and life force into art. I express the complexity and fragility of the world. I revere the simplicity and strength of life and nature.

I paint about energy, consciousness, light, and shadow. The cycles of nature, cosmos, and humankind and how they interrelate for mutual benefit inform my work. I explore the interplay of perspective and flatness, time/space, order and chaos. In the moment, the creative flow connects me with my right place where I seek to touch the soul at the deepest level.

O’Brien CV 2017

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