Join us on March 1, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to explore the work of this month’s Museum Store Feature Artist Cyndy Carstens. Carstens’ work is on view and available for purchase in the Museum Store March 1-31, 2018.
Cyndy is a life-long artist, winning her first art award at the age of 6! She currently lives and works in Scottsdale, AZ, with her own studio in the heart of the Art District. Her current works incorporate her signature sky and landscapes along with abstract elements resembling windows that annotate the uncertainty of memory.
Studying art most of my life has allowed me the privilege of garnering my own conclusions about art, personages, and metaphysics:
We are what we believe.
We are what we consistently think about.
We are a reflection of our environments—created inside and out.
We are not at the mercy of fate—the choices we make, whether conscious or subconscious, control our happiness, our health, and our relationships.
My art-making is about these choices.
Symmetrical compositions frame the landscape into a timeless moment, constructing the landscape as I desire it, and interpreting reality as “is” and imagined—layer upon layer, image over image. The paintings are a combination of the abstract, impressionism and realism inviting the viewer to explore nature while reflecting on our transient existence and place within the larger scope of the earth, universe, and beyond.
The Museum Store @ TMA features an artist “take over” each month with an opening reception on the First Thursday evening from 5-8pm.