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ART EXHIBITION – MARCH – The Art of Healing – Peggy Banks
March 3, 2017 - March 30, 2017
The Art of Healing
March 4 – March 30
My mixed media art is composed of handmade paper using banana leaf fiber infused with dyed and marbleized silks. The resulting piece reveals the silk as it emerges through the paper creating undulating creases and folds. I choose to superimpose these works on copper which I organically patina to correspond to the colors and textures of my art. My work is then sealed to protect the art, but is exposed such as a painting on canvas yet dimensional in nature. These works are influenced by the beauty and energy of nature’s everchanging landscape. As the silk bursts forth from the paper it suggests new life, budding, blossoming, and unfolding an enchanted mystery. I strive to create beautiful mixed media images to uplift the spirit. Working with a varied color palette is driven by the mood I am trying to convey. I have won numerous awards over the years from being a veteran of the Art Festival scene locally in Florida and across the US. Select shows include several museum exhibitions with The Florida Women’s Museum, The Ormond Memorial Museum, The Deland Museum of Art and The Tampa Museum. My proudest accomplishments come from being part of ART IN PUBLIC PLACES. My art is in the permanent collection of The International Airport in Daytona, Bert Fish Medical Center, The New Smyrna Beach Library, Port Orange Library, The Deland Court House, Lincoln Center and The White House as well as in many private collections in the US. Canada and Europe. People often tell me my art has healing properties. For me the creative process renews the spirit and connects me to my inner being. I hope it brings you joy.