"UNIVERSE WITHIN YOU" 26X26 CANVAS by BRENNAN ALEXA
We forget that nature is not something that is outside of us. It is not something that we go out to access after months of working relentlessly in cities. It’s not something just beneath our feet, or outside the doors of our homes, it is a force that moves through us, with us, and around us. Nature is us. Nature is the community of all the organisms of this planet working together.
Communities survive better than individuals. Communities rely upon cooperation and that is the power of goodness. Evolution is based on a concept of mutual benefit and the extension of generosity. When we understand it we care about it and when we care about it we want to do something to help save it. The interconnectedness of being is who we are. We feed and nurture our communities only as well as we care for ourselves. Examine this as you move through the world. What do your footsteps look like as you pass through space and time?
Digital print on canvas
- Custom afromosia frame by Windswept Homes
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brennan Alexa is a Connecticut-born artist, who is currently based in Honolulu. She has her bachelor's degree in Studio Art from Allegheny College and has been working as a professional artist since 2020. Her current focus in her artistic pursuit is her digital collaging.
Inspired by Matisse in the cut-out pieces he made during the end of his life, she creates digital prints that give the feel and impression of depth and texture in a 2-dimensional plane. She renders deeply spiritual works with a focus on the awe of nature and interpersonal relationships. Her work always features the balance of dichotomies; male female, light and dark, to celebrate the need for balance in the world and in ourselves. After years of covid-induced isolation the need to reconnect and rediscover a sense of belonging feels crucial in the artist.
With this body of work printed on mounted canvas by 529 Print Company and Afromisia framework custom made by Windswept Homes Brennan celebrated the work of many local hands that contributed to these pieces' final form. The process itself is a reminder of the value of collaboration especially on the local level. She blends powerfully charged images reminiscent of the islands natural beauty from the three works, “Awakened,” “Mauna,” and “Birth of a Volcano” and the quiet exchange that exists in the work “Universe Within You,” a comment on the depth of partnerships in this body of work.
Feel free to contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions, or general messages of support and visit her website brennanalexa.com for other works and prints.