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Michael McKenzie Kairos (The Philosopher's Slippers) 2017 oil and mixed media on canvas 16X20 inches
Michael McKenzie Danseur de lune (Adagio) 2017 oil and mixed media on canvas 20X16 inches
Michael McKenzie Feather of Ma'at (Navigating the Lee Shore) 2015
oil and mixed media on canvas 14 x 14 inches
Michael McKenzie A Circus by the Sea 2014 oil and mixed media on canvas 24 x 36 inches
Michael McKenzie Sequoyah's Dream 2015 oil and mixed media on panel 12 x 12 inches
Michael McKenzie Vapors of Pythia (Embrace of the Supplicant) 2014 oil and mixed media on canvas 48 X 48 inches
Michael McKenzie Harlequin's Dance (Pelagic Presence) 2014 oil and mixed media on canvas
Michael McKenzie Metatarsal Myth II (Ecstasy of St. Teresa) 2013 oil and mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 inches
Michael McKenzie Circular Presence (Serial Glyphs) 2011 oil and mixed media on canvas 20 x 26 inches
Michael McKenzie Horseshoe Canyon Song (Sandstone Immanence) 2011 oil and mixed media on canvas 41 x 41 inches
Michael McKenzie Resonant Whispers (Canyon Shadow Dance) 2011 oil and mixed media on canvas 18 x 18 inches
Michael McKenzie Evanescent Waves (Beam Reach Boogie) 2011 oil and mixed media on canvas 20 x 30 inches
Michael McKenzie Spirit Dogs (Ideomotor Effect) 2011 oil and mixed media on canvas diptych 30 x 48 inches
Michael McKenzie Talismanic Episode (Abraham's Penumbra) 2011 oil and mixed media on canvas 40 x 40 inches
Contact J. Michael McKenzie at email@example.com
See his website at michaelmckenzieart.com
For years my work dealt with issues of Duality......Gravity/Levity Doubt/Faith Life/Death Comedy/Tragedy Fact/Fiction Age/Youth Male/Female Conscious/Unconscious Intellectual/Intuitive Micro/Macro Timeless/Fleeting Transcendence/ Earthly
Recently I have been interested in thoughts of Unity Consciousness ... that everything is connected. I am humbly open to experiences of creativity, flow, and love.
I often use buried images in my paintings hidden under luminous layers of pigment. A subtle curve here or a nuance of color there might serve as a reminder of past thoughts and ideas.
I'm interested in the expressive handling of paint that reveals an exuberance and vitality of the creative act in my facture.
There are references to Cosmology…Quantum Physics ... Myths....Astronomical Phenomenon... Weather....Archaeology…Comparative Religion…Time and Cycles ….Anthropology…Consciousness …. Archetypes...Synchronicity...Synesthesia...Psycho-Navigation… Water…Earth…Fire…Wind…
I employ a menagerie of personal symbols and characters as well as allow the appearance of symbols from other cultures that interest me. I use dream imagery and snippets of stories or folk tales mixed with intuitively invented shapes to create painterly, colorful, highly textured works that hopefully reveal their meaning slowly and on many levels. I encourage the viewer to bring their own set of experiences and interpretations to the work and aim to seduce them into multiple viewings and varied perceptions.
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