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This work is inspired by the series titled Guna (2016) which is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘string, thread or strand’ and was inspired by Adams yoga practice.
“It’s a key concept in various schools of Hindu philosophy which states there are 3 gunas: goodness, passion and darkness, all present in everyone and everything, but in different proportions. The interplay of the 3 gunas define the character of someone or something, of nature and determines the progress of life”. (Wikipedia)
The pieces in this series are printed with pigmented encaustic on Japanese paper; they are then mounted on panel and coated with medium like this work or stand alone as works on paper.
These artworks were a reaction to the more serialized and geometric work Adams was doing, a need to break from that and work in a freeing and more physical way.
From the artist’s studio
About Tracey Adams
American, b. 1954, based in Mount Carmel, Monterey County, California, United States