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Spring Morning, (copyrighted) by Michelle Curry, www.mcurryarts.com

“Spring Morning”  

18”x 22” 

Digital Oil.  

Prints Available Upon Request.

I enjoy walking on the Kal-Haven Trail, with my children, and my dogs, and taking pictures, to later use in landscapes. The Kal-Haven Trail is a place that was once a train track, which has been repurposed as a trail for hiking, walking, and biking. Along either side, it yields many views of nature to experience. It extends from South Haven to Battle Creek. The scenes that attract me most, are those vistas which include woods and water. The light of the sun and sky reflected in the water, along with the shade created by the dense overgrowth, creates great contrast in lights and darks creating great beauty and drama. It is a challenge to problem-solve how to effectively portray so much complexity, and yet retain harmony enough to be able to see it as a whole, and to bring the viewer into the reality within the picture plane. Reflecting that beauty of the Great Creator in my art, hopefully makes for the viewer, a momentum for continued awareness and love for the earth and the environment.

"Blue Bead Girl," (copyrighted), by Michelle Curry, www.mcurryarts.com

"Blue Bead Girl"

Technology Series

Photo Montage

Hand-signed, archival prints available upon request.

This is humanity, interacting with technology. Perhaps she is listening to music on her newest device...

"Learning the Secrets of Rhapsody in Blue" (copyrighted) by Michelle Curry, www.mcurryarts.com

“Learning the Secrets of Rhapsody in Blue" 

Music Series,

Digital Montage

Archival, hand-signed prints available, (variable sizes).

Part of my series on music, this piece is about learning from a master. The child in the foreground partly obscured in darkness, with the light softly dawning, coming from behind, is sorting out the right notes on the keyboard.You can see him saying, "this...not that, here...there..." The cherubs above are whispering to each other, the muses, showing him the way, left brain and right brain working together, the analytical and the creative working to create harmony. There are keys in the piece, and a lock as a metaphor for unlocking the mind of the composer, his face on the book, his eyes shrouded in mystery by the blue roses, also a symbol of hard won accomplishment at the end of a concert. The internal strings of the piano, for me part of the beauty of this instrument, is symbolic of the secret parts of the music, without which there would be no beauty. Another metaphor, that what is done in secret, will be made manifest in the light. 

"Chamber Strings Take Flight," (copyrighted) by Michelle Curry,  www.mcurryarts.com

"Chamber Strings Take Flight,"  

Music Series

Variable size available

Digital Montage

Prints available upon request.

This is a work of art that celebrates chamber music, which is something I love! I have two in my family who play stringed instruments, and it is wonderful to listen to! The flying statuesque figures, playing violins, are moving throughout, as the hands at the top play the music. The statue of a bird at the lower left represents the music coming alive, represented by a living bird in the upper right who is in full flight. It could also be a representative of the musical instrument, wooden, and while beautiful, is not being used in it's fullness, until it is played, thus coming alive. The "chamber" This is a work of art that celebrates chamber music, which is something I love! I have two in my family who play stringed instruments, and it is wonderful to listen to! The flying statuesque figures, playing violins, are moving throughout, as the hands at the top play the music. The statue of a bird at the lower left represents the music coming alive, represented by a living bird in the upper right who is in full flight. It could also be a representative of the musical instrument, wooden, and while beautiful, is not being used in it's fullness, until it is played, thus coming alive. The "chamber" portion is represented by the beautiful architecture of the Crystal Palace and gardens in Madrid, Spain.

"Strings Take Flight," (copyrighted) by Michelle Curry, www.mcurryarts.com

"Strings Take Flight," 

Music Series,

Variable Size Available

Digital Montage

Prints available upon request.

This is a work of art that celebrates classical music using stringed instruments, which is something I love! I have two in my family who play stringed instruments, and it is wonderful to listen to! The flying statuesque figures, playing violins, are moving throughout, as the hands at the top play the music. The statue of a bird at the lower left represents the music coming alive, represented by a living bird in the upper right who is in full flight. It could also be a representative of the musical instrument, inanimate, wooden, and while beautiful, is not being used in it's fullness, until it is played, thus coming alive. The rainbow of the color spectrum is symbolic of the beautiful tones of the music being expressed

"The Little Mermaid," (copyrighted) by Michelle Curry, www.mcurryarts.com

"The Little Mermaid"

Storybook series
Digital Photo Montage, 8 x 8,

Archival, hand signed prints available.

This is named after the Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid." The statue is a public monument to him, in Copenhagen. I put in an old world boat, which reminds me of the C.S. Lewis Narnia stories, which is just out to sea. The curve of the sand bar below, echoes the shape of the mermaid's legs. The mermaid is a symbol of the duality of human nature, speaking of the higher nobility nature of mankind, and the baser, creature part. It is also symbolic of the conflict experienced when we feel trapped between two worlds. The mermaid captures a feeling of longing. We identify with that universal feeling of longing for home, friendship, belonging and love; sometimes we often long for what we cannot have, as the little mermaid does.

Edensong, (copyrighted) by Michelle Curry, www.mcurryarts.com

“Edensong” 

6”x 8” 

Digital Painting 

Archival, Handsigned Prints Available Upon Request.

Mirror Imaged, Flora, and Fauna, and seed together...This design looks like 1920’s Tiffany glass...The Spiraled vines allude to the “golden section,” a pattern inherent in nature that people discovered thousands of years ago, and in turn used as a pattern for beauty.  The spirals are like a coiled spring hold the energy of generation. I am reminded of the verse that says that everything reproduced after it’s own kind.