Cactus Gallery LA
ACTIAS LUNA by artist Jennifer Wildermuth-Reyes
Oil on Panel, 11” x 14”
Wildlife has long been essential to mankind’s growth and serenity. Throughout history, faunae have played a major role in human thinking and development of culture. Direct encounter with animals evokes a sudden wonder and respect. Their vivid life makes us aware of the source that creates and sustains all beings. Long before us humans existed these beings worked out the sequences of life in millions of variations.
The living creature that I portray is organic and temporary. Yet it is also connected to the universal patterns that design our reality, arrangements that involve all of space and time. This painting is my way of creating a sacred temple to these fleeting structures of being. I’m attempting to pause the flow of time, study the form and function of the creature and then create a lasting and celebrated homage. The geometric designs that are part of the piece represent the underlying foundations of the world that is tied to the universe at large and is permanent and all encompassing.