Abstract Artwork Gallery

I wish to show the alignment of people and events as well as the fleeting nature of time and reality. The elements of air, water, earth, and fire are repeating themes as well.

Abstract Quilts by Joan Sowada Art
This Ongoing, 42 X 42, $950

Cracking apart, birth, growth, seeds, shifting, decay, ever changing.

Syncopated Dialogue, 40 X 22, $450

On and Off the beat emphasis, creates exciting music.

Rain, 61 X 31, $900
Rain, 61 X 31, $900

Rain has a magical effect on the hills, making them turn green.

Women of Color Rise, 68 X 43, $1,200

Blog posting ‘ I Don’t get it’ talks about my process for creating this dramatic piece.

Responsibility, 19 X 24, $300
Responsibility, 19 X 24, $300

Helpful, truthful, respectful, accountability.

Common Ground, $300
Common Ground, 20 X 26, $300

 Humans have air, ground, and blood in common.

Shine a Light on it, 11 X 14, $150

Sometimes we can make out the form of something, by looking at the shadow that is cast.

 

Magic Wall, 48 X 48, $1,500
Magic Wall, 48 X 48, $1,500

Six images are combined to show the play of shadows on a wall in winter.

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This is a detail from ‘Women of Color Rise’, showing painted linen fabrics.

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Modern Diagnosis, 59 X 29, $700
Modern Diagnosis, 69 X 29, $700

There is a lot to take care of, and not enough time to take care of ourselves.

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Diaspora (Back Side), 66 X 58, $1,200

Diaspora (Back Side), 66 X 58, $1,200

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Diaspora, 66 X 58, $1,200
Diaspora (front side), 66 X 58, $1,200

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DiasporaDetail
Detail of Diaspora

Diaspora is about migration of groups of people over the world. The reasons for uprooting our home are usually hardship of some kind. We end up living next to another group of people with a very different culture, and trying to get along.

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Democracy Under Attack, 49 X 37, $1,500

I respond to the times that I live in. For explanation, see the blog posting ‘Conceptual Art’.

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Movin' Along by Contemporary Quilt Artist Joan Sowada

Movin’ Along 29 X 40, $840

Brother pulls baby in a wagon. Time is fleeting, and reality ever changing.

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Many Fires Burning 47 X 26 $900
Many Fires Burning, 47 X 26, $900

This piece shows smoke and fire. There are multiple hot spots.

Convergence, 59 X 36,$950

Convergence, 59 X 36,$950

There is a brief alignment of time and people together. There is impermanence and separation.

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Harvest, 21 X 29, $375
Harvest, 21 X 29, $375

Plant, water, harvest, cook. Always wear your terrific blue hat!

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Sacred Dance, 41 X 41, $800
Sacred Dance, 41 X 41, $800

Gratitude for water is clear.

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Tsunami, 22 X 30 $275

Using a Japanese color palette, I created this piece after the Tsunami of 2011

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Equinox, 58 X 43, $1,200

Equinox, 58 X 43, $1,200

There is dancing in the forest to celebrate the days and nights being of equal length.

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