Wendt Gallery Unveils Artist’s Newest Work Jill Lena Ford’s Latest Creation Pays Homage to Harmony
May 31, 2012
SINGAPORE, (May 31, 2012) -- The Wendt Gallery, a premier purveyor of modern, contemporary and Asian art, is proud to unveil the latest piece by Jill Lena Ford, who recently joined the gallery’s stable of renowned artists. Titled “ Ho’oponopono,” Ford’s newest work pays homage to a concept of harmony well-known to natives of Hawaii, where the artist makes her home.
The title “reflects true spiritual essence, living in harmony with the community and family, guided and protected by our elders, ancestors and spiritual guides. It is what every Hawaiian strived to be,” says Ford, who has interpreted the concept in paint and organic materials found in her home state.
Swirls of color draw the viewer’s eye into the mixed-media work on canvas, which complements the artist’s oeuvre. Reminiscent of the symbol for yin and yang, the pattern of the painting is perfectly symmetrical, which further conveys balance, which is so germane to the definition of “Ho’oponopono.”
The strong horizontal composition is evocative of the sun and water of the Hawaiian islands with a golden hemisphere mirrored below by a blue-violet plane that could represent waves of the sea. Dominant spirals are outlined with tiny shells taken from pristine Polynesian beaches. Some are luminous as a string of pearls, while others are imprinted with their own natural patterns, which, when repeated in the motif of the work, provide additional harmony apropos of the title.
Ford is known for her extensive travels which yield inspiration and materials for new creations. She has amassed a body of work based on journeys to such disparate lands as Morocco, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. While on these artistic excursions, she collects organic objects such as shells, stones, sand, leaves and feathers, which become media for her work, which she further imbues with acrylics and oils. She strives not only to repurpose the natural objects but to evoke the landscapes, culture and spiritual essence of the places where they originated.
Her newest work continues to plumb the beauty and heritage of her home state, which has provided inspiration for her “Aloha Series.” Later this year, the accomplished artist will visit Nepal and Tibet, where she will assimilate the grand Himalayan landscape and immerse herself in Hinduism and Buddhism on a quest to find further stimuli for her artwork.
The Wendt Gallery plans an exhibition next winter of works inspired by Ford’s upcoming journeys.
The Wendt Gallery is an international dealer of fine art whose mission is to build important collections of artworks that offer opportunities of enjoyment and investment for patrons and collectors. You can view works by Jill Lena Ford and other leading artists on the gallery’s website, www.wendtgallery.com; or get more information by calling 877-936-3838, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.