NATURE’S FLOW : RED CARDINALS
Hallie Rae Ward
Pipe cleaners, wood, toy cardinals,
and an accompanying poem.
15" x 5.5” x 10”
4.5” x 3.5” x 1” - poem
Artwork will be available to go to it’s new home after the 7th of October 2022.
NATURE’S FLOW : RED CARDINALS
Our bright red plume
Catches your eye from any room.
We’re an axis
Around which all things revolve.
Awareness and presence,
A bridge connecting this reality
And the energies and forms that exist in spirituality.
When we find our mate,
We love for life.
Romance and loyalty
Are present and take flight.
We sing year round.
Cheer Cheer Cheer.
Whit-chew, Whit-chew, Whit-chew.
Purty, Purty, Purty.
The chirps of our beautiful tune.
When you see us,
Take it as a sign.
Let it bring good fortune,
Live light as a feather,
And remind you your life’s journey is by your design.
NATURE’S FLOW Series
This series embodies the iconic role that animals and nature play on earth and our lives. Everyone lives within nature and with varying living beings whether it is in vast open lands or pockets of undeveloped areas. Either way, different species are always present in a small or big way and are a part of our lives. Among the many connections we share with living beings, one of the first things we all share is our love and need for water to survive and thrive. We can also reflect on the characteristics of different species and relate to their symbolism and purpose and learn from it. It is important for a person to take time to admire the beauty, acknowledge the diversity of colors that already exist naturally, and our undeniable connection and relation with animals and nature.
Classical POP! - Artist Statement
As an artist and creative entrepreneur, it is enriching to dive into our master artist ancestors through museums and media to witness the development of art practices and ideas throughout history. I soak it all in because knowledge and awareness is power and leads to endless possibilities.
When I think of the phrase, “Classical POP!”, I interpret it as my version of being a person who is influenced by the lessons and greatness of the past, while evolving and creating something new and true in the present, all leading me to grow in the future.
I create with the freedom of staying true to myself, what is meaningful to me, what I want to share with the world, and how I want to contribute and connect with people. I am Classical POP!
This collection of work is my interpretation of POP ART. When this time period was born, it challenged the more traditional processes of creating art and used popular culture and icons as images that were relatable and recognizable to the masses.
The definition of popular culture is "culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite." In my case, I am changing the typical use of the word and using it as the popular culture within the psychological and physical aspects of the human race and our environments that connect us all.
As I explore the icons of the human experience with each other, with one’s self, and our connection with nature through these four series, ICONS of CONNECTION, ESSENTIAL ENERGIES, NATURE’S FLOW, and PLAYFUL & SWEET, I invite the viewer to engage, connect, and reflect on this new definition of popular culture.
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Get to Know the Austin Artist:
My name is Hallie Rae Ward. I am a visual art artist who creates Pure Art and a design line called HRW Designs. I am also the Art Business Director at Art for the People Gallery. My life is Positively Poppin’ and therefore my art has the same vibe! I intentionally move through life with creativity, activity, love, and drive. My energy is vibrant which is a combination of being artistic, athletic, outgoing, passionate, and lover of nature and beings.