“Consider the silence of a painting, but in its silence, there is a choreographed pantomime, a ballet, voice and form.” -Joan Miro
I recently had the opportunity to go to an art opening for an artist, and good friend,Courtney J. Garrett. Courtney’s passion for conceptual thinking and ability to translate emotions onto canvas has evolved her into an artist on the rise. Her work can be found in New York, Chicago, Miami, as well as Atlanta and Birmingham.
Heavily influenced by the studies of natural conditions, her series “A Recording of Time Indefinite” was based on observations of particular plots of land in rural Alabama. These mixed media works capture how time, change and decay have altered settings and structures. “A Resurrection of Time Indefinite” was created to illustrate the hope and “acceptance of life and freedom amongst tired old bones…To stretch out weakened legs and learn to walk again…to move wings that once were broken and to take sunk-in eyes and learn to see.”
Follow Courtney here and here to stay updated on show openings and new work. I am confident that this is an artist that will continue to evolve in a way that will surprise and amaze you.