CUSTOM ART

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4″x4″ canvas paintings

by Shannon Ratajski

4″ x 4″ Canvas Paintings
$25


PRINTS

by Shannon, Kaeden (8), & Raeven (6) Ratajski

Wednesday as Pocahontas
$10
5 x 7″

Antheraea polyphemus
$10
5 x 7″

Leopard Shark
$10
5 x 7″

Blood Drop Ghost
$10
5 x 7″

Oink!
$10
5 x 7″


ORIGINAL ART & POETRY

by Shannon and Ryan Ratajski

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Untitled2

Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
47 x 56 in.
$500 or BEST OFFER (includes shipping)

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Ink and VenomInk & Venom
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 56 in.
$350 or BEST OFFER (includes shipping)

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The Consistent Overdoser2

The Consistent Overdoser
Acrylic on canvas
58 x 74 in.
$500 or BEST OFFER (local pick up only)

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She Sings Only For Me
She Sings Only For Me
Acrylic on canvas
42 x 36 in.
SOLD!

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Artist’s Statement

The purpose of my work is to bridge the gap between writing and painting. I do this by color-coding writer, Ryan Ratajski’s poetry and laying it out in a geometric pattern. I am mindful of the spacing and the punctuation in the writing, which is coded along with the letters. Poetry can be read or if read aloud be heard, but by translating the writing into paintings it can now been seen.

My color choice varies in every painting of this series. In the first three paintings they were chosen to bring out repetitions I noticed in the poetry, then to suit the mood of the poem, and last for aesthetic purposes. In the final three paintings of this series I used chance operations based on John Cage’s performance pieces to determine my color choice with the assistance of dice to obtain a greater variety.

This is an exploration of the English language which reveals patterns and repetitions that may not be noticeable in the letters and writing upon first inspection. For example, the human brain may not process certain letter combinations or frequency of certain letters. Along with this idea, I am exploring the scientific fact that the human brain also does not process certain letters correctly when a person is asked to count, for example, all the F’s in paragraph. Most people who scan through a paragraph will skip the letter “f” in the word “of” subconsciously. Will the viewer of my work do the same now that letters have become colors?

Using hard edges in paintings can often push away a viewer. With these paintings, I purposely allow the brush strokes to show to make it apparent that this work was completed by a human hand. There is a vast amount of relationships in both color and shape and with these elements combined, it makes these paintings inviting to a viewer.