ORGANIC ABSTRACTION IN THE BREATH OF COLOR

BIOMORPHIC ABSTRACTION

Organic Abstraction originated in the Art Nouveau movement with artists using rounded shapes and lines in their abstractions to call up in the viewer’s mind echoes of natural form. The thought behind this "biomorphic abstraction” was that natural processes and artistic creativity were linked, even derived from the same source.

Joan Miró's organic abstractions along with Wassily Kandinsky and more modern artists as Cy Twombly or Wolf Kahn have directly influenced Lynn's curiosities and aesthetic.

WHAT IS “TRUE” ABSTRACT ART?

The key issue at hand in abstraction is to distill the art into its formal qualities and principles of artistic work, like emphasis in composition, harmony, rhythm, pattern, etc. rather than relying on representational qualities to carry the painting. For example, a painted blue figure may not exist in reality, but if the principles of good art are present, the painting can be perceived as beautiful, even emotionally more moving than an obvious representation of what is real.

The Gulf of Alaska from space. Photo Credit - NASA Goddard Space Flight

THE SOURCE OF CREATIVITY AND COSMOS

Taking these essential aesthetic principles and working over several years to balance skill in draftsmanship with the abstraction that is natural to the materials, Lynn has worked to create her own style of organic abstraction, but attributes the source uniting nature and creativity to the Almighty Creator. A good Father giving life through His words and breath, created the ultimate work of art in mankind. “Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Her inclination towards lively color, her admiration of beauty in the cosmos, and her grateful enjoyment of the order in which God created things to operate, fuel her work and have everything to do with creating in the first place.

UNDER THE LAWS OF ORDER, BEAUTY FLOURISHES

The principles of beauty guide Lynn’s process, informing each step, directing towards the balance and harmony she strives for in her work. Her abstractions are not a rebellion against tradition, order and goodness as some abstractionists attempt, but rather an embracing of nature as wildly abstract, infinitely curious and ever lovely because of the laws it is placed under. Many have attempted to buck against these rules of beauty, but in the end their art is as ugly as their rebellion. Any beauty had in their pieces happens because these laws cannot be avoided.

DELIGHTING IN BEAUTY

"It is good,” were the words God spoke each day in creation. Teeming with inconceivable diversity and beauty, God took pleasure in His work. Art is an infinitesimally tiny echo of that joy of creation, but to make something beautiful for herself and others to enjoy is a piece of His image that Lynn hopes to reflect.

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