Glen LaMar, Artist
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Artist's Statement:

Most of my art career has focused on two-dimensional painting. However, I have always been intrigued by shapes, textures, and ways to integrate dimension into my work. I also have had a long-standing interest in communicating spiritual themes through contemporary art.

My most recent work, a series of sculptures combining wood, paint, and mixed media, is the result of those interests. The shape and size of each piece is determined by the nuances of the wood from which it began. Paint and mixed media (canvas, stained glass, copper, wire, and other media) are integrated to create the final products. Many of the pieces, inspired by the Psalms, are suggestive of musical instruments. They express themes of joy, peace, praise, music, and dance.

I also continue to paint on canvas. In addition to individual pieces, other recent work includes a series of ten paintings inspired by the Old Testament character, Job. This series reflects many of the circumstances and emotions experienced by Job, including wealth, pain, loneliness, despair, renewal, and strength. I have also completed a series of twelve paintings capturing themes from the writings of Paul the Apostle, including joy, peace, and inner strength.

My work continues to evolve, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share it with you.

                                                                                                                                          Glen