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PAULETTA CHANCO

Artist Statement

Luminous Beings

This work was created after I received the diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer which had metastasized to the bone marrow. The work is about facing my immortality but discovering the joy through internal transformation and external manifestation.

All throughout my career as a professional painter I have worked in veiled layers (through the encaustic medium, oil on canvas and monotype) creating depth and luminosity so that previously worked layers are visible along with the topmost layer.

In this work, the mysteriously veiled activity that is barely perceptible underneath the topmost layer, is all the spiritual reflection and work that I am involved in, so that I can reach some peace with my imminent death and leaving the loved ones behind. The topmost layers of the current pieces are my external manifestations and reactions to any given moment.

 

 

 

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