Ubi Caritas
Ubi Caritas
Brin de Nostalgie, Oil on Belgian Linen, 60"x48", 2016
Brin de Nostalgie, Oil on Belgian Linen, 60"x48", 2016
Ghost Dance
Ghost Dance
Broken Treaties
Broken Treaties
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Procession of 172 Souls to Heaven (Oil on Masterpiece Elite Belgian Linen) 48"x36" 2015
Procession of 172 Souls to Heaven (Oil on Masterpiece Elite Belgian Linen) 48"x36" 2015
l'ame de la femme
l'ame de la femme
O Thus She Stood, Oil on Belgian Linen, 72"x48", 2014
O Thus She Stood, Oil on Belgian Linen, 72"x48", 2014
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Fait Accompli, Oil on Canvas, 43"x43" 2012
Fait Accompli, Oil on Canvas, 43"x43" 2012
2pi r/t, Oil on Belgian Linen, 30"x40" 2014
2pi r/t, Oil on Belgian Linen, 30"x40" 2014
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Broken Treaties Detail
premiere en rouge, Oil, Charcoal, on Belgian Linen, 48"x36" 2014
premiere en rouge, Oil, Charcoal, on Belgian Linen, 48"x36" 2014
Sinu Ina Ruth's Revision, Oil on Belgian Linen, 40"x40"2014
Sinu Ina Ruth's Revision, Oil on Belgian Linen, 40"x40"2014
Chatelaine, Pastel, Charcoal, Gesso on Canvas, 70"x58" 2013
Chatelaine, Pastel, Charcoal, Gesso on Canvas, 70"x58" 2013
Azadi, Oil on Canvas, 55"x55" 2013
Azadi, Oil on Canvas, 55"x55" 2013
Margins 0.5 (Oil on Belgian Linen) 48"x72" 2015
Margins 0.5 (Oil on Belgian Linen) 48"x72" 2015
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Ubi Caritas
Ubi CaritasWhere there is love and true acts of charity, God is ever present.
Brin de Nostalgie, Oil on Belgian Linen, 60"x48", 2016
Brin de Nostalgie, Oil on Belgian Linen, 60"x48", 2016
Ghost Dance
Ghost Dance 72" x 48" Oil on Belgian Linen 2016
Broken Treaties
Broken TreatiesOil on Masterpiece Elite Belgian Linen 48" x 36" 2016
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Procession of 172 Souls to Heaven (Oil on Masterpiece Elite Belgian Linen) 48"x36" 2015
Procession of 172 Souls to Heaven (Oil on Masterpiece Elite Belgian Linen) 48"x36" 2015The “Procession of 172 Souls to Heaven” is my visualization of the energy and atmosphere as innocent souls pass after the loss of lives due to acts of terrorism and atrocities.This is my second work attempting to memorialize the innocent lives tragically taken as a result of the bombing of the federal Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. In this version I strive to capture the energy and movement of the loss of life minutes after the explosion. I imagine the sky filled with light as 168 souls are released from their bodies and the physical world. I have added additional souls of significant people in remembrance of their tragic deaths as they join the massive procession.   Michele A. Utley VoigtOil on Belgian Linen Masterpiece Elite Canvas
l'ame de la femme
l'ame de la femme
O Thus She Stood, Oil on Belgian Linen, 72"x48", 2014
O Thus She Stood, Oil on Belgian Linen, 72"x48", 2014O Thus She Stood depicts five figures rising from face down crouch to stand up tall. The multiple figures are actually a single figure in the stages of being knocked to the ground and gathering herself to stand back up.Physical, internal, eternal, and or societal peace is never static. O Thus She Stood depicts the constant movement toward the resurrection of peace. It demonstrates the rise and fall of peace, tranquility and non-violence through the movement of a singular female figure pushing herself up from the ground, rising to her feet, obtaining her balance, standing in grace and lifting herself as if she herself experiences resurrection.The masking of the figure(s) allows anonymity and universality by detaching the viewer from real physical representation or recognition of the individual. The background is comprised of many planes divided. Chilled abstracted geometric shapes and shading demonstrate the energy, emotion, and intangibles of the peace making. A flat shadow grounds the progressive figures providing a realm of reality.The composition of the life size figures and electric bursts of shading are such that the viewers’ eyes are drawn up from the bottom of the canvas to the top and down again further expressing the continuum of the peace process Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
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Fait Accompli, Oil on Canvas, 43"x43" 2012
Fait Accompli, Oil on Canvas, 43"x43" 2012 Fait Accompli: An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or factA thing or act accomplished and presumably irreversibleAn action which has already been done and which cannot be changedFait Accompli depicts two figures one crouched and one extending, in the middle an infant. The crouched figure covers her heavy head while passing the child to the receiving figure. The background is divide and fragmented as the transaction is without comprehension.
2pi r/t, Oil on Belgian Linen, 30"x40" 2014
2pi r/t, Oil on Belgian Linen, 30"x40" 20142pi r/t = diminished potency, the loss of power and control, a realized deception due to differences in power, all capitulated through the ravages of illness.  2pir/t = demonstrates circular velocity by a singular male figure whose three heads pictorially express a state of inner division and turmoil. His six arms and hands extend, to thrash and flail besieged for balance. Despite casualty within the equation his limbs exhibit remaining strength as if to contact composure of the past. The background is composed of planes divided.  Chilled spheres depict the starkness of the centrifugal force that has taken him. Defined shadows of his own form, overcome the motion in three shapes of varying hue and color representational of his past, future and his present reality. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
Broken Treaties Detail
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premiere en rouge, Oil, Charcoal, on Belgian Linen, 48"x36" 2014
premiere en rouge, Oil, Charcoal, on Belgian Linen, 48"x36" 2014 A female figure walks a shadow of herself. A red carpet shaped in her own image. The red carpet she walks may be any stage or event in her life; a premier for her. The plane is divided and the shadows are painted flat. The shadow is what grounds the figure to a real and tangible situation. Her shadow is red to express the importance of the walk she is taking. The background is divided into an expressive explosion of figures, faces and energy that surround the situation; currently present or passed prior. The division is an expression of everything that is happening around her.
Sinu Ina Ruth's Revision, Oil on Belgian Linen, 40"x40"2014
Sinu Ina Ruth's Revision, Oil on Belgian Linen, 40"x40"2014“Sinu Ina (Nigerian – Yoruba translation: Into the Light) shows three figures, sit to stand, one behind the other, cloaked in gradations of shadows. The center figure sits in a puddle of darkness, face veiled. The second begins to rise out of shadow and the third transcends into great light. The dark to light process of this painting represents the process of becoming educated. The simple act of educating girls has been under attack for years. And not just in Nigeria. This work seeks global educational equality for girls.  Sinu Ina was created in support of “Smart Girls” and the Half the Sky Movement. For more information – please visit http://www.halftheskymovement.org/ “ Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
Chatelaine, Pastel, Charcoal, Gesso on Canvas, 70"x58" 2013
Chatelaine, Pastel, Charcoal, Gesso on Canvas, 70"x58" 2013Châtelaine (French châtelaine, wife of the lord of a castle) has the following meanings:Châtelaine, a woman who owns or controls a large house (a feminine form of Châtelain).Chatelaine, a set of short chains on a belt worn by women and men for carrying keys, thimble and/or sewing kit, etc.Chatelaine embraces the beauty and the challenges of the female from owned to ownership. From lady to landowner, this work acknowledges the puppetry of a male society that controls the “strings” in an economy that dances upon the beauty, grace, and power of independent women.
Azadi, Oil on Canvas, 55"x55" 2013
Azadi, Oil on Canvas, 55"x55" 2013اfreedom and liberty, Iranian Azadiآزادی: freedom and liberty, IranianAzadi expresses the joy and freedom of global liberation for women. This painting tells the story of a woman’s great and fearless leap, from the repressed, dark, and hard captivation of her world. She throws open the windows to bound almost nude; yet somehow sheathed from her vulnerability, into a bright, divided, and complex world. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:center; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}
Margins 0.5 (Oil on Belgian Linen) 48"x72" 2015
Margins 0.5 (Oil on Belgian Linen) 48"x72" 2015A portrait of motherhood;  restricted to her existence inside the red lines. She is placed in a position of marginal importance, influence, or power. Marginalized in society she is "held down" yet simultaneously grounded by the little hands that up-reach for her. Our heroine releases. The blank page beyond her confines divide unto a gallery of onlookers and energy. Her shadow; painted flat, ties her to this tangible moment and act.
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