Saratoga Arts' mission is to enrich the region by
cultivating a vibrant arts community and by
ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

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.

Kaleidoscope Series

Facets
Shibori Method
Tannin Ink, Rust print
16″x20″ matted
$225

Linearity
Shibori Method
Tannin Ink, Rust print
16″x20″ matted
$225

Fractals
Shibori Method
Tannin Ink, Rust print
16″x20″ matted
$225

Aphrodite’s Vase
papyrus stems, hemp thread, driftwood
15″x10″ 
$285

Seascapes 

Uprooted
Tannin Ink, rust print, seas grass
9″x9″ framed
$225

Barefoot Walking
Tannin Ink, Rust print, driftwood
9″x11″ framed
$225

Silent Call
Tannin Ink, Rust print, mandible of tern
9″x9″ framed
$225

Nomad’s Chalice
Gourd, dandelion stems, hand hammered copper medallion, himalayan river stone
4.5″x4.5″ 
$350

Transformations

Kundalini Rising
Tannin Ink, rust print, charcoal, snake’s skin
17.5″x15″ framed
$350

Enchanted Forest
Tannin Ink, Rust print, charcoal, blueberry leaves, gold leaf
22.5″x15″ framed
$425

En-Light-en-Ment
tannin ink, rust print, charcoal, insect wings
19.5″x15″ framed
$385

Gaia’s Purse 
felted marino wool, rise paper, driftwood
7″x7″ 
$325

Interplanetary
rice paper, tannin ink, rust print 
15.5″x19.5″  framed
$325

Edifices

Windows
Tannin Ink, rust print, seagrass root
9″x9″ framed
$225

Keyhole
Tannin Ink, Rust print, driftwood
9″x9″ framed
$225

Tea Ceremony
rice paper, tannin ink, rust print
15.5″x19.5″ framed
$325

Jewelry

Birch bark, recycled glass beads, ceramic beads, stainless steel – 17″
$145

Naturally dyed & printed with plants silk, sand stone, hand hammered connectors, African Tribal brass pendant, lucky Feng-Shui coins – 21″
$250

Driftwood, freshwater pearls, gunmetal beads, stainless steel – 17″
$160

Lapis Lazuli beads, sterling silver, oyster shell, freshwater pearls – 11″
$285