artist’s statement

 

 

Shauna Lee Lange is the Founder of Lange Institute, a Connecticut-based full-service illustration and design studio working in art advisory in sacred spaces, public places, and creative placemaking, established in 2006.

Her neo-pointillism art (www.circlecompulsion.com) and her collage art (www.collagecompulsion.com) along with her Connecticut-based illustration, design, and art services seek to communicate, listen, and understand.

Lange’s visual artwork encompasses artistry in naturalist watercolor styling and color-intensive collage. Decisions are based on inspired mood, color, and composition. Work from 2006 – 2012 concentrated within watercolor and collage realms of art journaling, visual diaries, book arts, and sketchbook communities.  Lange still regularly participates in International Urban Sketcher forums and other physical and online artist collectives.

Solo work exhibited in 2015 was in the field of neo-pointillism through hand-rendered abstract circles rendered in a concentration of numerous sizes, light effects, color harmonies, and interplay.  Ongoing watercolors since 2012 are exacting, laborious, and fully concentrated methods with neo-pointillist (aboriginal-inspired) micro-circle fine art.  The abstract work is clean, colorful, systematic, and serious, much after the Hiroyuki Doi school. With a concentration on interdependencies, sustainability, and systems thinking, the works explore and push color field theory.

Collage techniques are intuitive, experimental, and constantly changing. Lange has learned to embrace big systems thinking; a true analyst.  Always trying to make a whole out of the sum of parts; she is seeking greater meaning. How subjects, people, and events intersect in unusual and unexpected ways has led her to invest in a naturalist’s art life in rural and coastal themes, within nature, spirituality, and faith-based intersections. This shift pursues social concerns in community, culture, and human creativity.  Where prior efforts were explorative, current work is focused and directed at meaning and application.

Lange’s motivation is to create and illuminate pathways. With a desire to meet others (figuratively and literally) through art; she also hopes to meet her true self and her maker.