“My paintings are the beauty of a single drop of water and startling complexity of the entire universe.” Amara Kopakova
I am an artist based out of Seattle, Washington; a wanderer to the emerald city, from New York originally. In my travels I have seen the sunrise gleam on the Brooklyn Bridge, the cold regalia of Washington DC, the poverty of Georgia, colorful Pride in Oklahoma, the overt loveliness of the Ozarks, the barren glory of the mountains and plains, and the winding road leading up the west coast.
“My paintings are the beauty of a single drop of water and startling complexity of the entire universe. I am the culmination of all that has come before me, and all that exists now, and the shadows of the future, whatever it may hold for the microcosm, the macrocosm, and we creatures that exist between.”
I do not claim any purity of original creation – the concept is a fallacy. I do claim creativity, the ability to take the inspiration of sources consciously and subconsciously; and create something that visually encompasses the nexus of my sources.
One of my favorite parts of my art is when the painting is done. It hangs around, being moved here and there and around. As me, my bohemian roomies, and guests ponder the work, the inspirations apparent, scraps of song, quotes, tags, and titles are written around the back and side frames.
The painting has a life of its own, a birth, a life, and eventually, a death. As long as it lives, going from home to home, place to place, to museums and attics, traveling and staying still, it will speak those names and songs and quotes when they’re forgotten. The painting is a memory of the future.
You can see my work at Amara Art. Videos of performance painting with live bands and morphing process/emergence videos are on YouTube search AmaraK1. To get first looks at paintings as they are being created, you can follow me on twitter @AmaraArtist
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Check out my new video featuring the process and morphing of two paintings: Emerge and OBEY!!
Photos of Paintings by Amara Kopakova © (Copyright) All rights Reserved.