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GraceANN Cummings
the artist who paints god's mistake

  ARTIST STATEMENT

  I tell people that I paint God’s mistake which I know is controversial whether you are deeply religious or the opposite such as atheist. Yet my work is not about God, religion or atheism. 
  My art is about the  trauma associated with the inescapable relationship that mortality has with innocence. Our birth is not the intent of mortality, but it necessarily creates our personal annihilation.
 This personal destiny leaves each of us vulnerable to condemning our connection with innocent others who “created us to die” without our permission. In the darkest depths of awareness

 this personal destiny gives us the ability to recognize that we are entitled to not want to live because we did not ask for nor create our existence.  Thus, our “error” is our ownership of blame for mortality 

 which is not the power over death; it is our power over cruelty.  This inescapable destiny is where my art begins its expression(s).

   MY ART
   I use the ancient form of 2-D art to represent TIME as broken yet unfinished and continuing.  Like the backside of a hung painting, we are absent before our birth and brought into reality through “others” who

  have marked our canvas of life already. Once born we see ourselves reflected on the "front side" of life yet witness our previous absence.   My art examines this division as the relationship

  between hope and trust relevant to innocence.    The change that each of us becomes by birth is a natural expression from life that we can perceive as a tradition of change.

  My art celebrates this with my rotation of mediums, vivid colors, energetic brush strokes, narratives of time-conflict, emotional dichotomies,

  vortex compositions showing our inescapable connection to a fractured reality, rhetorical word-play, and weapons symbolizing our relationship with mortal vulnerability.

  My “signature” is broken mirrors that capture the WITNESS as part of my art reminding us of our entitlement to mortal choice and innocence.