Created and Sold by Michele Theberge

Michele Theberge
Art & Wall Decor by Michele Theberge seen at Portland, Portland - The Natural Falling Down of Things

The Natural Falling Down of Things

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Mylar and acrylic paint on glass window. Artist Laurie Reid curated a show of Bay Area artists at the called Bay Area Bazaar in Portland, Oregon. She asked me to create a piece for the gallery window. I wanted to work with repeated forms and transparency. I was inspired by some eucalyptus leaves I found lying in the gutter. Choosing analogous colors with subtle variations in hue, I cut shapes starting at 7 in (18 cm) that diminished in size until they virtually disappeared. While the mylar appeared to blend with the surface of the glass, I rendered some of the tiniest shapes in acrylic highlighting the material nature of the paint, playing with the concepts of inside/outside, materiality/immateriality, finite/infinite.

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Michele Theberge

Meet the Creator

Many people are longing to connect with that deeper, more still part of themselves. My works are an invitation to quiet contemplation leading to the inner world of subtle experience.
I use a wide range of media — including drawing, painting, installation and interactive projects — to explore the connections between the material and immaterial worlds and to share the expansive calm experienced in meditation. The lightness of the materials – paper, mylar, pins, fabric, water, glass, plastic, washy fluid paint lend an ethereal quality.
My drawing and meditation practices have become so intertwined that they influence each other intimately. The immediacy of drawing helps me capture precious moments – the touch of the brush on the paper, the ratio of water to pigment, the chance happening of each mark as it is made.
Some of the drawings have been described as “delicate navigations,” tracing energetic patterns as they move through space resulting in images that are tender, mysterious, poignant. Each mark represents a moment in time in a thread of mindfulness and presence.