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CURRENT WORK

Mrs. Jameson's Ophelia
Mrs. Jameson's Ophelia

oil on board, 25.5 x 35.5 x 4.75

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Mrs. Jameson's Ophelia (detail)
Mrs. Jameson's Ophelia (detail)

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The Balm of the South
The Balm of the South

oil on canvas, 31 x 35

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Mrs. Jameson's Ophelia
Mrs. Jameson's Ophelia

oil on board, 25.5 x 35.5 x 4.75

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CURRENT WORK

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THE EYES OF JAINISM

The insect icons are part of an ongoing series entitled The Eyes of Jainism, and are an exploration of the Jainist interpretation of ahimsa, a Sanskrit word for harmlessness or nonviolence.


The images of these insects serve as a symbol for all life -- and humanity -- that remain overlooked, discounted or crushed under the feet of ignorance, misunderstanding, carelessness -- or war -- without either the benefit of reflection, nor the grace of remorse.


Traditional icons venerate the highest among us; these small pieces ask us to consider the lowest among us – those upon whom the very web of life depends.

 
Tender Flight
Tender Flight

oil on wood, 4.5 x 5

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Up
Up

oil on wood, 5.5 x 5.5

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The Plague Bearer
The Plague Bearer

oil on wood, 5.5 x 11

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Tender Flight
Tender Flight

oil on wood, 4.5 x 5

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THE EYES OF JAINISM

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WORKS ON PAPER

 
2 Views of an Era, Neolithic (1 of 2)
2 Views of an Era, Neolithic (1 of 2)

pencil on paper, 8 x 8

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2 Views of an Era, Neolithic (2 of 2)
2 Views of an Era, Neolithic (2 of 2)

pencil on paper, 8 x 8

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Shards, Paris, 6.13.40.
Shards, Paris, 6.13.40.

pencil on paper, 3.5 x 9.75

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2 Views of an Era, Neolithic (1 of 2)
2 Views of an Era, Neolithic (1 of 2)

pencil on paper, 8 x 8

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WORKS ON PAPER

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Works in Private Collections

ARCHIVE

 
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

oil on wood

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Hagia Sophia (detail)
Hagia Sophia (detail)

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The Blue Ball
The Blue Ball

acrylic on canvas, 22 x 26

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Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

oil on wood

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WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

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ON THE ARTIST

C a t h e r i n e C h a m b e r s

As with iconography, where the viewer is called to meditate, contemplate and reflect, I use the visual as a spiritual point of departure to both examine and question the constructs of culture and history, and how they inform our all too brief journey in this material world.

Primarily a figurative oil painter, working with clay has become an opportunity to express more abstract ideas and images with a medium that is extremely direct, elemental and capricious.

I have work included in collections in the United States and Belgium, am a self-taught artist, and currently work out of my studio in Southern California.






On the Renunciation of the Material World (detail)

oil on wood, Private Collection

 
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