Renata Grec Gilman
I have always had a very strong connection to Mother Earth and am very grateful that in recent years I am able to spend more and more time with her. The magic and intricate beauty of her mastery is my inspiration.
When we allow ourselves to pause in time and space we start noticing what otherwise would be missed. The world becomes “smaller” but with that perceived limitation we actually expand, both in resources and experience. We notice the greatness of minute creations, textures, repetition of patterns, the beauty in the decay, the fluidity of death and rebirth in the form and shape…
My mission here is to bring some of that to the viewer.
All my work is created using only natural resources: self-made inks and charcoal, objects found on my wanderings, trimmings from the garden, decaying leaves, shed snake skins, organic fibers, etc…
In this body of work I’ve been studying the alchemy of tannin-based inks and imprints created by rusty objects.
I am also sharing some examples of my multidimensional as well as ornamental explorations.
Renata was a resident of Saratoga Springs for over 30 years and now splits her time between Saratoga area and Hatteras Island of NC.
To learn more please visit her personal website HERE
Renata would have had her artwork on display at The Brookside Museum for the month of August.
Naturally dyed & printed with plants silk, sand stone, hand hammered connectors, African Tribal brass pendant, lucky Feng-Shui coins – 21″