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This series of work is about celebrating unity in diversity.  It is about recognizing unity within your own nature, in your intimate relationships, within your family, community, country and as part of humanity sharing this delicate biosphere.  It is about letting go of the idea that unity is somehow perfect, that it is circular and smooth.  It is about embracing the idea that unity is messy and dynamic.  Parts and pieces can stick out and be on the fringe.  Other bits can look and feel like complete opposites but they are all essential to create a wholeness that is inclusive and real.  I worked with contrasting colours, shapes, and diverse marks to try to convey these ideas.

A sample of the work (predominantly warm colours):


our pulse   48"x 48"  oil on canvas   $3300

one   36"x 36"  oil on canvas   $1900

quiet rush in   30"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1350
within 40" x 30" $1800 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series

within   40"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1800
within 40" x 30" $1800 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series
together 40" x 30" $1800 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series

together   40"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1800
together 40" x 30" $1800 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series
coalesce 36" x 36" $ 1900 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden

coalesce   36"x 36"  oil on canvas   $1900
coalesce 36" x 36" $ 1900 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden

ecstatic   36"x 36"  oil on canvas   $1900

A sample of the work (predominantly cool colours):

Unity in Diversity Series

heart mind   48"x 48"  oil on canvas   SOLD
Unity in Diversity Series

fierce kind of beauty   48"x 48"  oil on canvas   $3300

all kinds   40"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1800
every small wonder 36" x 36" oil on canvas $1900 by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series

small wonders   36"x 36"  oil on canvas   $1900
every small wonder 36" x 36" oil on canvas $1900 by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series
the works 40" x 30" $1800 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series

the works   40"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1800
the works 40" x 30" $1800 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series
possibilities coming to light - part of the Unity series - oil on canvas $1350 by Marlene Lowden

possibilities coming to light   30"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1350
possibilities coming to light - part of the Unity series - oil on canvas $1350 by Marlene Lowden

imperfect harmony   40"x 30"  oil on canvas   $1800

This body of work was featured in a juried exhibit at the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver, B.C. in September 2016 and during the Art Crawl here on the Sunshine Coast, in October.  Contact me directly if you are interested in a piece.

 

our pulse 48" x 48" oil on canvas $3300 by Marlene Lowden from the Unity series
our pulse 48″ x 48″ oil on canvas $3300 by Marlene Lowden