Oct/Nov Art Show - "Women in Water” By Mira Clark
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With immense sensitivity and skill, Clark communicates her deep reverence, respect, and close connection to her subject and the waters of the Yuba River.
These mixed-media, watercolors have a quality of the translucent and the transparent. The series reminds us that water is a large part of the human body, it holds us as we come into the world, cleanses, revives, quenches, and heals. Within each of these portraits, both woman and water seem to beautifully interact, surrender, and yield to one another perfectly.
Artist Mira Clark talks about her Show, “Women in Water,” at the Nevada City Winery
“I am a firm believer in the power of narrative and in sharing stories through mixed-media artworks to impart education that our culture needs to grow. I have a deep love of fantasy and my pieces are intended to relate a story. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to bring a meaningful intention, vision, or a dream to life. The beauty of organic forms and nature are two of my primary inspirations. My work explores the connections humanity has to the natural world, as well as other worlds or aspects of consciousness.
This series began as a study to explore the beauty of the human form and water reflections in the watercolor medium. These pieces explore intimacy and kinship with nature, which I have experienced my whole life with time spent at the Yuba River. Growing up in Nevada County, I can chart my life by the bends of the Yuba River. There is a correspondence between how our bare bodies connect us to the Earth, our organic forms passing through the same cycles that all nature goes through. This work also considers women’s connection to the element of water. In many traditions and cultures of the world, women are considered the keepers and tenders of the sacred element of water. I see this work as a representation of how deeply connected all of human life is to the natural world and the different landscapes we inhabit.”
About the Artist
Mira Clark’s work combines the techniques of photorealism with the imagination and the whimsical elements of fantasy surrealism. Her primary artistic purpose is to inspire inquiry, beauty, social and environmental justice, and awareness through art.
Mira Clark has an AA in Fine Arts from Sierra College and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Social Justice from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). As an avid traveler, she has studied art all over the world. In the past, she has designed logos, created Ferrari Illustrations on a commission basis, live painted at a number of Arts festivals, and been a youth arts mentor and taught a High School Mural Class at the Ananda Living Wisdom School. For the past 5 years, she has been the art coordinator and organizer for a local project called the “Visibility Through Art Initiative” which is a collaboration between local artists of Nevada County and the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe.