Collyn Gold – contemporary fine arts
In Collyn Gold’s newest body of work her paintings are works on watercolor paper, which allows for greater ink bleeds and finer detail – opposed to the rougher surface of canvas which she has more commonly used in the past. Influenced from Tibetan, Jewish, Catholic and Muslim traditions interconnected fields of pattern represent the Infinite Spirit. By using round sacred geometric figures, the mandala-like shapes symbolize the Divine, having no beginning and no end; the interconnected pattern showing the unfathomable. Spontaneous and chaotic, splashes of color are applied at random, dripping and bleeding, but as with the mandalas, there is order amongst the chaos, with rendered shapes growing out of the pools of color to reveal hidden images.