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literal passion | by Mary Bogdan
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literal passion

literal passion, 2002, 20"w x 16"h, mixed media painting on backside of previously-used (by another artist) canvas. View large size for all the details!!!!


Combine Paintings: I paint from the gut, with intense spirituality and intuition. This painting has come about with the discovery of old, discarded paintings found on the streets (in the garbage). Sometimes I even find old paintings at flea markets. I paint furiously over them, picking up on the energy left behind.


Often, I turn these found/discarded canvases around, paint on the back sides, exposing the wood frame. These canvases live again because they have given me their inspiration. Their energy. They feed me. By working on other artist’s thrown-away paintings, I am one with all art and all artists; I am the continuation, the circle. I submerge myself in the flow of energy that is art.

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Taken on September 8, 2003