As an instrument of self-expression, art is perhaps one of the most innovative methods through which one can successfully display their emotional power through visual and creative stimulation.
Art encompasses a diverse range of activities, many of which may be unusual. Nevertheless, they are prominent because of their ability of presenting a skill through a unique mode, one which captures the attention through expressionism and technique.
One such mode of art is that of mixed media.
Understanding Mixed Media
According to the Tate, mixed media can be defined as:
A term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials.
This style primarily combines the best of different methods of art, and presents them in a way that makes them distinct by their own methods. And that’s what makes mixed media the best option for anyone who wants to combine art and their take on a different thought, let’s say, spirituality and present it at a superior level.
Using Mixed Media to Express Spiritual Artistry
There are many benefits of using mixed media to express your creative connection with spirituality.
Mixed media is basically a method of creating art for the risk takers. Art itself does away with creative boundaries and instead offers a blank canvas (metaphorically and literally). But mixed media takes it one step further and prompts you to ask yourself, why shouldn’t I use something other than paint to create art?
You are able to use multiple materials to get the effect you need, and that in turn allows you to expand your creative bounds. With multiple materials, you use multiple techniques. Through that, you’re able to see the particular objects in a new light.
Using mixed media, Quinlan presents a fine selection of paintings that depict a world of magic, whimsy and wonder. And she is able to do so while connecting with her source of spiritual inspiration and transferring that emotion accurately onto the canvas.
The Bottom Line…
Art presents a process through which people can delve into the abstract and multi-faceted existence of their emotions and bring out something that accurately depicts what they feel. That is something that artists like Dove Grace Quinlan thrive on, especially for something as unique as abstract angel paintings and prints.