In the Studio — painting

"Ebony and Harmony" -thoughts behind the painting

maëry lanahan

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"Ebony and Harmony" -thoughts behind the painting
This painting is a diagram of energy being regulated.  It is a glimpse into the invisible world of natural justice. 

"Lydia's Gaze"- thoughts behind the painting

maëry lanahan

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"Lydia's Gaze"- thoughts behind the painting

 

“Cut open to the Glory. The poignant insides that claim me. The loyalty that erupts. When she looks at me I want to be my best self.”


"After the Questions Have Been Answered"- thoughts behind the painting

maëry lanahan

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"After the Questions Have Been Answered"- thoughts behind the painting
I played life sized chess with my daughter and her little friend this weekend, and if we stood in the middle of the knee high pieces, we could barely see the game at all.   We got disoriented and really confused about what was happening in the game. I had to scoot us back to the outside of the board so we could see it like we normally do.  From the edge, looking over all the pieces in order to explore our options.  
The sentiment of this painting is from the same idea.  The moving parts get so complicated, that we can only make sense of it after it is complete.  

"A Daring Convince" -thoughts behind the painting

maëry lanahan

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"A Daring Convince" -thoughts behind the painting

Sometimes words are told to convince me. They take shape and pierce through my assumptions. They prod my intellect. They mush my brain around. I can change because of them. I can be different than I am right now. A riverbed changes with the seasons as the water rushes and trickles. There is a rhythm to change.  It happens all the time around us.  But when you speak to me, the average amount of change amps up and you convince me of what I never thought possible.


"The Yearning for You is Endless" Started out as a song and then also became a painting.

maëry lanahan

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"The Yearning for You is Endless" Started out as a song and then also became a painting.

"The Yearning for You is Endless"  The idea for this painting came from a song I wrote years ago called “The Yearning”  I have the full lyrics listed with the painting here, and you can also hear it on itunes or spotify or whatever because I released it on my last record. The lyrics really inform the painting.  You can almost see the “oyster shells as my palms” or the way that the painting illustrates “I will wait for the pearls to form layer by layer…” I had this image in my head for a while waiting to become a...

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