The rhythms and colors of the urban city are of great beauty to me. My paintings that are made of layers and textures, a grid of shapes that reflect the aerial view of streets and buildings. There is much beauty in the urban landscape, of objects found and repurposed that create a kind of quilt of meaning. Each artwork is made by combining mixed media elements that articulate a complex view of the city as a place of streets and grids. Each layer is a reflection of time and place, each a made or found piece that is repurposed to be part of a larger whole. The works reflect on the view of experiencing the city and in particular Atlanta, the place I live. In these gridded works of color and paint the viewer is meant to experience the city as it is a place that is walked and driven through, that time and space create the place in its complexity and intricacy.
Deanna Sirlin, Raise, 2018, Mixed media on Vellum, 11 x 8.5"