Art is a Fairytale
Fairytale by Shari Weschler is one of the paintings on view this month at AiR studio Gallery.
Autobiographical, Shari taps into her dreams for messengers and guides to be the protagonists in her work. Helping her to process emotional energy. Rabbits and hares appear often.
Unselfconscious and unapologetic. In Fairytale, Shari let’s rip on the canvas like a whirling dervish using both hands, working with paint as a vehicle to purge emotion as her imagery reveals itself. Emerging from the distance, breaking through the layers and veils of paint.
We can see just enough to offer a hint at a narrative. But can’t be sure.
Could it be a nod to Empress Catherina who was known for her passion for birds of prey and a famous Women falconer. Or the goddess Circe who was associated with hawks. An old world vulture, and believed to be descended from the griffin, the guardian of the mysteries of life & death.
It isn’t clear who Shari might have conjured up from mythology and our collective unconscious, or what the message is. But we are invited to speculate and perhaps craft a contemporary fairytale of our own - what do you see?
Acrylic MM on canvas