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Michele Ramirez
Big Cloud, Ripon | Paintings by Michele Ramirez | Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in San Francisco
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Big Cloud, Ripon - Paintings

Featured In Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco, CA

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Big Cloud, Ripon is a wide-open landscape painting done by Merced, CA-based artist Michele Ramirez. It adorns a wall at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
"In my paintings, elements of abstraction and formal structure are incorporated to lend ambiguity to the implied narrative of each piece. The story is left to the viewer."

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Michele Ramirez
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I grew up in the Central Valley surrounded by natural color fields. Crop rotations regularly presented different forms and textures, and each season brought new colors in blocks and rows. These geometric structures and planes that formed the wide-open landscape of my youth have always played strongly in my imagination and compositions. I look at relatively empty fields which stand in stark opposition to a sterile sky and contrast them to the complex blocks and lines of the city. The highways and roads slicing through the landscape divide and order space into the most elemental forms of drawing and painting. These lines and structures bear the weight of my compositions. Color ties them to emotion. In my paintings, elements of abstraction and formal structure are incorporated to lend ambiguity to the implied narrative of each piece. The story is left to the viewer.” Michele Ramirez (Merced, CA, 1966)