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Cindy Kane
Woman, Dog & Spring Flowers Figurative Abstract with Petroglyphs

1987

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Absolutely stunning large scale painting titled "Bending Forward," by San Francisco and now Martha's Vineyard artist Cindy Kane (American, b. 1957), has a netherworld primal quality depicting a petroglyph-like blonde woman and her animal spirit dog bending toward a flower-strewn earth. Additional petroglyph vignettes add mystery to narrative. Signed and dated "Kane '87" upper right. Unframed. Image, 66.5"H x 84"W. Her early works were influenced by her memories of these hieroglyphs, and embellished with symbols from her dreams. “I hope [that viewers] get what I get from my work, which is enjoyment, visual satisfaction, and a story — whatever their own story is,” she said. “I can’t give them one, but I can tell my own, and the story they take with them is something personal.” Her early work was influenced by the experience of living and working at the bottom of the Grand Canyon National Park, where she had the opportunity to document Anasazi Indian pictographs in pen and ink drawings. These images would inform her work for years to come. While working in Grand Canyon National Park, she became familiar with the Anasazi Indian ruins and the pictographic narration of their lives on canyon walls. Her early works were influenced by her memories of these hieroglyphs, and embellished with symbols from her dreams. The images found in her art depict essential and universal events in the human condition, procreation, survival, tribal communion, worship and ritual. Drawing from the tenets of Jungian psychology, she attempts to depict the universal archetypes which underlie all systems of art and narrative. Her paintings begin with a black background, into which she carves figures. Painting around them, she adds melted wax to enhance the impression of figures emerging from primordial forms. Hieroglyphs, characters and other shapes are scratched and chipped into the surface, contributing to the authentic, primeval feel her work exudes. She feels that chipping away at layers of wax, sand and paint is analogous to a peeling away of the many layers of the human psyche." Condition: Good Previously owned and used, with little or no signs of wear and is in good condition. No structural issues. Cindy Kane has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and museums since 1986, and her paintings can be found in a number of private and public collections, including the United States Embassies in Tijuana, Mexico, and in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has lived on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters since 1996.

Details

  • Creator
    Cindy Kane (American)
  • Creation Year
    1987
  • Dimensions
    Height: 67 in. (170.18 cm)Width: 84 in. (213.36 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent finish. Minor tone and slight edge wear consistent with age and use.
  • Gallery Location
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JT-D8711stDibs: LU5426329922

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About the Artist

Cindy Kane

Cindy Kane’s early works were influenced by her memories of these hieroglyphs and embellished with symbols from her dreams. “I hope [that viewers] get what I get from my work, which is enjoyment, visual satisfaction, and a story — whatever their own story is,” she said. “I can’t give them one, but I can tell my own, and the story they take with them is something personal.” Her early work was influenced by the experience of living and working at the bottom of the Grand Canyon National Park, where she had the opportunity to document Anasazi Indian pictographs in pen and ink drawings. These images would inform her work for years to come. While working in Grand Canyon National Park, she became familiar with the Anasazi Indian ruins and the pictographic narration of their lives on canyon walls. Her early works were influenced by her memories of these hieroglyphs, and embellished with symbols from her dreams. The primitive images found in her art depict essential and universal events in the human condition, procreation, survival, tribal communion, worship and ritual. Drawing from the tenets of Jungian psychology, she attempts to depict the universal archetypes which underlie all systems of art and narrative. Her paintings begin with a black background, into which she carves figures. Painting around them, she adds melted wax to enhance the impression of figures emerging from primordial forms. Hieroglyphs, characters and other shapes are scratched and chipped into the surface, contributing to the authentic, primeval feel her work exudes. She feels that chipping away at layers of wax, sand and paint is analogous to a peeling away of the many layers of the human psyche." Cindy Kane has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and museums since 1986, and her paintings can be found in several private and public collections, including the United States Embassies in Tijuana, Mexico, and in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has lived in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, with her husband and two daughters since 1996. (Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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