October 01, 2016 - December 31, 2016
A frequent world traveler, artist Jane Braddock began her Shakti Series after a 1996 trip to Tibet, Nepal, and India. Braddock found the colors absorbed from these travels spilling into her work, which she sees as color fields of light.
In Sanskrit, Shakti is the divine female force of creation. When Braddock began her series, she derived the titles of her Shakti paintings from fragments of poems by Neruda, Rumi, and others. Eventually, she decided to make the texts an integral part of her works. The content of the text matters to Braddock, but she believes it important that the letters first be perceived as part of the painting and not merely superimposed intellectual material.
Braddock has a BFA from Syracuse University. She spent fifteen years in
New York as a textile designer and colorist, last working for Brunschwig et Fils. She has made Nashville her home since 1980.
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