Growing up in Northwest Montana, I was surrounded by mountains on all sides. I didn’t realize what a privilege this was until I was at least 18. Now, there are few things I find more beautiful than a craggy, snow-peaked mountain range.
The intense forest fires this season brought tragedy upon thousands of people across Western America. Homes were lost, and lives were lost. Lessons were learned (we hope) about healthy forest management and the need to fund our National Forests in order to prevent such intense and raging infernos.
Those of us that have grown up in and around our forests understand this need, but unfortunately there are groups of people that do not. Some that think they are protecting the forests, and some at higher levels that simply don’t care about the forests at all. Ones that seem to forget how the oxygen they breathe is produced in the first place.
While this year’s fires were destructive beyond comprehension, there is always light to be found in even the darkest places. “Rebirth” was inspired by not only the visual splendor of this natural occurrence, but the inherent regeneration that comes with it. The hope that the scale of this preventable damage will spur action – legislatively and within ourselves. The understanding that things appear darkest just before the light, and that new growth can occur only after utter destruction.
“Rebirth” is a symbol of what you, and we, are capable of.
Awakenings don’t always happen in the light.
Some happen in the deepest dark. The darkness that you find by going deep within yourself. Not all darkness is evil, of course. Sometimes it comes with solitude, silence, reflection and even surrender.
Like sunlight opens the flower, this darkness can initiate a natural evolution of ourselves. An opening of the heart and mind. This darkness allows you to see beauty you would never otherwise see, the color and light that isn’t visible until the sun disappears.
Layers and layers of copper leaf, acrylic paint and acrylic inks set in layers of clear gloss pouring medium. Available on Leggings too!
Always climbing, always striving to be better than you were yesterday. Learning from those that came before you and honoring them through your own journey.
12″ x 36″
acrylic on canvas
When you travel, you seek epic natural wonders. When you have a day off, you head outdoors. To places without people… where you can really listen to the water, the breeze, and the birds. I feel you. Nothing makes me feel more connected to myself and to everything than tuning into our natural world. I believe that we’re bound to everything and to each other. We are nature. I paint nature because there is nothing more beautiful and magical to me. My abstract work comes from a love of color and allowing materials to behave organically. The experimentation has led to many of the techniques I use in my nature work. I’m here to make art that helps you realign with nature and your higher Self. – Emily Magone
I’ve been digging deep into the science and history of gemstones and crystals lately, and am developing a collection of art inspired by the gorgeousness!
Last weekend I was learning about the relationship of certain stones to our chakras, and was inspired to create this piece.
9″ x 12″
Gouache on Yupo Paper
© Emily Magone
24″ x 24″
mixed media on canvas and panel
Aren’t beaches magical?
While lounging on one in Playa de Mallorca, I fantasized about making this piece. So I filled a bottle with sand and shells and brought it home, and it turned out exactly how I envisioned.
This piece is three dimensional and super touchable – over the layers of sand and shells are several layers of gloss resin and acrylic inks.
“Soothe” is also available as prints!
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