Julia Crane Artist


email: jc@julia-crane.com 707.225.1299
“We must remember that we do not observe nature as it actually exists, but nature exposed to our methods of perception. The theories determine what we can or cannot observe…Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one.”
-Albert Einstein

My work is the exploration of texture, line, shape and light as it occurs in nature. The things I make attempt to broaden viewers experience of nature by showing it in an unexpected way and in unexpected places. I'm also keenly aware of natures brilliant example of coexistence and see humans as fully connected, to and a vital part of nature rather than separate.

Using a mixture of mediums sometimes incorporating dried plant materials, sticks even dirt I explore natures seeming chaos as well as man's need to impose order through category and documentation.

 

 

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Mixed media on Paper 4'x6'

Mixed media on Paper 4'x6'

Mixed media on Canvas 4'6" x 7'

Mixed media on Canvas 4'6" x 7'

Mixed media on Canvas 4'6" x 7'

oil pastel on 4 sheets of paper overall 6'x8'

oil pastel on paper 36"x48"

mixed media 26"x32"

mixed media on paper 22"x32"

Detail

digital print on paper 12"x16"

mixed media overall 44"x64"

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mixed media on paper 32"x22"

installation. Mixed media on concrete 7'x12'

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mixed media on paper 22"x32"
Sculptures

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ANV 2012
With Molly Chappellet

ANV 2012
With Molly Chappellet

ANV 2012
With Molly Chappellet