Shelley Haven

The remembered moment when a particular light and atmosphere transform the landscape inspires my work. I explore a fleeting reality where, color, form, sound and smell interact. Here, I can merge the abstract with the figurative, space with the object, the mundane with the spiritual. With the filters of time and memory as my guide, I build delicate layers of color and mark to reveal the poetry of rhythms that weave through this passage or nature and invite meditation.

I begin each work to explore a moment and allow my memory to meander with time’s passing. I thrive on the ambiguity of past, present and future, and work from what seems real, knowing that all is elusive and transitory. This work helps me find balance in my urban life and advocates respect for our environment.

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    • New York, NY
      US - East

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