I’m so thankful for all the people and experiences that have inspired, motivated and supported me throughout this artistic journey. It is only with their support that I am able to now fulfill a lifelong dream of exhibiting my work. You can currently find it on display in the Rebecca Anstine Gallery of the Clark County Public Building, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, WA until Sept. 1st, 2017. Another exhibit will be on display in the Corridor Gallery of the Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL from July 24th to Sept. 22nd, 2017. Then, November 11th & 12th, please feel welcome to visit my art studio during Clark County Open Studios.
Original mixed media art by Sharon Svec
Dancing With Nature / 50x55 / 2017 A-03 $500
Dancing With Nature / 50x55 / 2014 A-01 $500
Dancing With Nature / 50x55 / 2016 / A-02 $500
Moonlight Meditation / 50x53 / 2014 B-01 $500
Moonlight Meditation / 25x46 / 2017 D-05 $300
Moonlight Meditation / 25x55 / 2017 D-06 $300
Ruth St. Denis / 7.5x55 / 2016 C-01 $200
Midnight Meditation / 25.5x41.5 / 2016 D-03 $150
Denishawn Lawn / 41.5x14 / 2016 E-02 $80
Denishawn Four / 9x16 / 2016 F-01 $50
Denishawn Four / 16x27.5 / 2016 F-02 $80
Denishawn Four / 9x16 / 2016 F-03 $50
Douglas Gallagher / 14.5x46 / 2016 G-01 $200
Third Eye / 23x32 / 2016 I-01 $200
Third Eye / 26x39.5 / 2016 I-03 $200
Here lies a record of works which are now happily dancing in private homes or businesses.
Moonlight Meditation / 29x53 / 2016 D-01
Midnight Meditation / 25x50 / 2016 D-02 $300
Moonlight Meditation / 11x25 / 2017 D-07
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Sharon M Svec
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my site. Here, I’ve detailed a bit about my history with this particular art form. If you are interested in learning more about my involvement with graphic design, communication or dance, or wish to request support in these areas, please contact me.
My profession of design and communication is rooted in a deep appreciation for the arts. I’ve dabbled in many, but have always circled back to dance and visual art.
The first tapestries I created were inspired by the dramatic postures of Ruth St. Denis. Oh, how sad that I was not alive then (that I recall, anyway). Ruth, Ted Shawn, and the Denishawn School of Dance came just a hair after Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan impressed audiences with their bold and unorthodox performances. Many more inspirational figures followed.
In an act of meditation on my favorite time in dance history, I hung a sheet on the wall and used an overhead projector to project a favorite image of Ruth on the fabric. The natural air current in the room moved the fabric just slightly. That, and the life-size image were enough to take me to that place with Ruth in the late 1900s.
That was it. The seed was planted, but I didn’t know how to make it grow.
Enter Karen Madsen. Karen is a local artist who I had recently met in the downtown scene. She suggested a type of dye that I might be able to use to print the image. She also encouraged me to show my process, and final work through participation in an upcoming group show. Eager to bring this image to life, and eager to share my passion for the arts, I created my first tapestries.
They were two diptychs: one of Ruth holding a piece of fabric in the wind, and the other, of her in a meditative pose. After I printed the images, I felt they needed just one more element… something to create more dimension and color. I came across some great old machined lace curtains, and found these to be the perfect stencils to create some context. Now, Ruth had a place to be. She was no longer lost, lingering in the Internet. No. Here, in my studio, she had materialized. And, she was dancing.
I am still passionate about these figures of dance, and from the many other subjects of photos that I find inspiring. I hope to continue this new style of art for some time.