VICKY LENTZ

Artist Statement 

 

I maintain an intimate relationship with the environment living in an isolated forest.  As a young child in the wilds surrounding the family farm in the Ottawa Valley, there was a constant sense of discovery and wonder.  This deep sense of wonder persists in the artistic discoveries made in my forest studio.  

 

My acute human senses developed and honed to perceive minute changes in the natural environment. Through concentrated listening and seeing, a dialogue occurs with the other.  Moments of grace deepen this connection and nourish the art that develops from this life lived as a witness.

 

As I search for innovative ways to express our human interaction with the environment, I explore several mediums.  Through paint, recycled metal, found materials and clay, the transformation and fluidity of life remains a constant theme.  Mining beneath the surface, the liquid motion of life searches for structure and form.  Repetition and pattern are ways for me to enter into this felt, meditative dialogue.

 

Parallel to the work of Agnes Martin or the contemporary work of the Ontario artist, Dorothy Caldwell, the underlying, invisible natural structure is sensed and expressed in visual form.  As our modern human populations continue to concentrate in the large urban areas across the globe, this singular, rural life lived in a direct, sensitive dialogue with nature is richly significant. Through my research in paint, sculpture and installations I share this life of connection.   

SELECTED WORKS

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Protector Torus

Acrylic and cotton on canvas

30 x 24 in 

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Grid Torus

Acrylic and cotton on canvas

72 x 60 in  $ 1600

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Meditation Torus

Acrylic and cotton on canvas

60 x 48 in 

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Ocean Torus

Acrylic and oil bar on canvas

36 x 48 in  $ 1200

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Earth Torus

Acrylic and pebbles on board

60 x70 in  $ 1800

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Butterfly Torus

Acrylic on canvas

52 x48 in  $ 1200

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Binary Code

Mixed on canvas

72 x52 in  $ 1800

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Detail of Binary Code

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Artic Torus

Acrylicon canvas

60 x72 in  $ 1600

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Water Torus

Image Transfer, hot glue, acrylic on canvas

78 x74 in  $ 3500

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Detail of Water Torus

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Detail of Water Torus

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Aerial Torus

Image Transfer, hot glue, acrylic on canvas

59 x 30 in  $ 1200

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Under the Moon

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in  $ 1200

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Into the Sun

Acrylic and cotton on canvas

48 x 36 in  $ 1200

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Within Petals

Acrylic  on canvas

48 x 36 in  $ 1200

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Lichen Structure

Acrylic and cotton  on canvas

48 x 36 in  $ 1200

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Summer Dance

Acrylic and oil bar  on canvas

48 x 36 in  $ 1200

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Blue Zone

acrylic on canvas

18" x 18",  $ 450

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Where the Sea Horses Roam

acrylic and oil stick on canvas

18" x 18",  $ 450

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Orbiting

acrylic and oil stick on canvas

22" x22",  $ 600

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Blue Walkabout

acrylic and oil stick on canvas

22" x 22",  $ 600

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Summer Heat

acrylic and oil stick on canvas

18" x 18",  $ 450

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Summer Notes

oil on amber sand panel

6" x 6",  framed     $ 200

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Blue Sky Dream

oil on amber sand panel

6" x 6",  framed     $ 200

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Red on Display

oil on amber sand panel

6" x 6",  framed     $ 200

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Fish Torus

oil on amber sand panel

6" x 6",  framed     $ 200

A Summer Evening

oil on amber sand panel

6" x 6",  framed     $ 200

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Shallows

oil on amber sand panel

6" x 6",  framed     $ 200

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seaside Cliffs

oil on canvas

6" x 6",  framed     $ 250

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Petal Fury

oil on board

6" x 6", framed  $ 250

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From the Green

oil on board

6" x 6", framed  $ 250

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Beyond the Castle

oil on board

6" x 6", framed  $ 250