Artist StatemenT: Raine

The world exists as contradictory and inseparable opposites, often referred to as Yin and Yang. This principle can be thought of as complementary rather than conflicting forces.  Its elements are interdependent and interconnected, equal but separate. When two opposing energies combine into one, a complete and whole balance exists.  “There is no shadow without light and no light without shadow....” ― Haruki Murakami.

As an artist, the canvas is a medium where I am able to freely express the observation of this duality in all areas of my life.  As a reflection of this, I focus my energy into emotional connectivity with the canvas.  My desire to connect with the world through art has taken me on a journey of profound self-growth.  I strive to create art that is interesting and compelling, that expresses emotion.  Whether that is peace from a wildflower, a landscape, a city scene or a chaotic abstract, my goal is to move people, to have them feel something when they look at it. I want my art to be experienced, to transform lives, to be symbolic — stimulating, alluring, expressive, purposeful and thought provoking.