Jane Dell
Jane Dell
My current series of mixed media on canvas express the metaphorical potential of images and mental states. They represent a relative and curious universe, an arena that invites the discovery and unfolding of imaginative worlds that can reflect opposing forces between humans and the environment. In these works, color, shape, and ironic surprises, set free from their mooring in representation, become vehicles for exploring spatial relationships while serving at the same time as metaphors for the personal, social and technological interactions of contemporary experience. I invite the viewer to enter a world where familiar elements in unfamiliar combinations create a luscious unease.

Hybrids and Special Species Paintings
Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic, watercolor ink, markers on Mylar
Ramification
2016
acrylic, watercolor ink, markers on Mylar
42"x56"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings oil on canvas
Pretty Plastics
2015
oil on canvas
30"x40"

1/2017 Paddle8 Auction

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/collage on canvas
Hare Encounter
2013
acrylic/collage on canvas
30"x40"x1"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic on canvas
Alter Ego
2015
acrylic on canvas
40"x36"x1/2"

Recently, I was sitting in a subway train thinking what animal would I like to be if I had that choice, and I chose a hare. They can run 40 miles an hour, trick their predators and eat a healthy, vegetarian diet.

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/oil on canvas
Roman Ram (Under the New Moon)
2015
acrylic/oil on canvas
40"x30"

The moon has always been mysterious and fascinating. In myth and superstition, in story and song, our nearest celestial neighbor has been charged with profound powers.

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/oil on canvas
Parrot People
2015
acrylic/oil on canvas
40"x30"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/collage on canvas
Headlight Scare
2014
acrylic/collage on canvas
30"x30"x1"


Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/oil on board
Roman Rabbit
2015
acrylic/oil on board
20"x16"x1"

In the dust of the battle, the city lays in ruins. The crumbling marble slides down the columns within the still of stalemate. Who won? Who lost? The sides were imaginary anyway. The warriors were fiction and the marauders were beasts; all just a simple territorial dispute. And now, stillness. The animals peak out from behind their keeps, making sure the danger has ceased. They took refuge from the fog of war, now they start to rebuild in their image. One white rabbit hops on top a statue and looks out at his brothers and sisters of fauna, noting their disputes would never be this trivial. They would never let their differences divide them, their Roman empire was just about to begin.

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/oil on canvas
Greek Elephant
2015
acrylic/oil on canvas
20" x 16"x 1"

In the dust of the battle, the city lays in ruins. The crumbling marble slides down the columns within the still of stalemate. Who won? Who lost? Hopefully the elephants will protest and escape to freedom.

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/photo collage on canvas
Cloning
2015
acrylic/photo collage on canvas
12"x 12"x1"

Humans try to manipulate nature and animals to the brink. Will we need cloned animals in the future to survive?

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic on canvas
The Crowd
2015
acrylic on canvas
16"x20"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings watercolor ink on Mylar, acrylic/collage on canvas
Rhino
2015
watercolor ink on Mylar, acrylic/collage on canvas
24"x28"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings watercolor ink on Mylar, acrylic/collage on canvas
Ocean Mix
2014
watercolor ink on Mylar, acrylic/collage on canvas
25"x25"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic,oil,photo/collage on canvas
Fallen Angel III
2014
acrylic,oil,photo/collage on canvas
26"x26"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings watercolor on Mylar, acrylic/collage on canvas
Croc
2013
watercolor on Mylar, acrylic/collage on canvas
30"x30"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic, watercolor ink, photo/collage on Mylar/canvas
Descending Sisters
2013
acrylic, watercolor ink, photo/collage on Mylar/canvas
30"x30"x1"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings Acrylic on canvas
Hare Hunt
2015
Acrylic on canvas
40"x36"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic on canvas
The Day is Long
2011
acrylic on canvas
60"x48"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings acrylic/collage on canvas
Imbalance
2016
acrylic/collage on canvas
12"x12"x 1 1/4"

Jane Dell            Hybrids and Special Species Paintings mixed media on canvas
What We Think 2
2014
mixed media on canvas
14"x23"

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