DENISE RICHARD WORKS OF ART
About Five Blossom Gatherings - Denise Richard Works of Art
DENISE RICHARD WORKS OF ART is registered as art that is not usual. Of a small town in Quebec, Canada, my artistic development had the normal university formation, with an added support of an international influence. Beyond these standards I was engaged to grow with indigenous and Taoist training setting a value for art as personal empowerment. Learning from Masters of old and working with physical origins that held respect for community standards, these elders protected care for all. When compassionate care engages and influences the making of art – we reclaim a natural expression in care and health.
The work engages traditions of old as my interest is heartfelt and reflects environmental concerns. The term "Yugen" comes to mind as it expresses an awareness of the universe that triggers feelings too deep and mysterious for words. My art may be seen as moment in time - a brief experience of Yugen. The use of medium:a paper, pastel and tempera in practice reflect temporality and fragility powered by the cyclical quality of nature. I see my work as spiritual - a love for a creative force that cares.
Thematically my work cares for community and environment of old. Living a coastal climate in a temperate rain forest offers a close look at current concerns. These are large drawings, set in gold as earth is resource for nourishment and the keeping of standards.