Intention
       
     
Playground
       
     
Not Intended For Ground Contact
       
     
Hiding Secrets
       
     
Dual Duty
       
     
Fight Song
       
     
No Going Back
       
     
Holding Fast
       
     
Peas In A Pod
       
     
Leap of Faith
       
     
Across Time
       
     
A Current In the Mind
       
     
Intention
       
     
Intention

©Patricia Steele Raible 2018

19.75" x 16" x 3," mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel

Purchase information:

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Intention/515916/4041121/view

How do we fix things or people that are broken? Can we be broken and whole at the same time? Sometimes I think the greatest beauty is when we can not only see the patched places but also see beyond them where they reveal their own special beauty.

Playground
       
     
Playground

©Patricia Steele Raible 2017

17.5" x 19.5" x 3", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel

For information about purchasing:

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Collage-Playground/515916/4405252/view

Do some people have an old soul? Have they always been wise and responsible, understanding the consequences of their actions? When my children were teenagers and seemed to take very little seriously, I was afraid they would be a bit like Peter Pan, fluttering around through life. Now, I ask myself, is there a middle ground? Can we be responsible adults, but still experience the laughter and joy of childhood at the same time?

Not Intended For Ground Contact
       
     
Not Intended For Ground Contact

©Patricia Steele Raible 2017

17" x 23" x 3", mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel

There is always a pull between opposites, especially work and home. When do we put down the phone, the computer? When do we stop taking phone calls and pay attention to the person beside us? When do we feather our nest? We spend so much time working or agonizing over work. But what about our home life? How do we find the balance?

Hiding Secrets
       
     
Hiding Secrets

©Patricia Steele Raible 2017

17" x 16" x 3", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel

What is truth? What is reality? What secrets do we hide not only from others, but from ourselves?

Dual Duty
       
     
Dual Duty

©Patricia Steele Raible 2017

16" x 20" x 3", mixed media with collage and charcoal pencil on deep wood panel

Whatever our beliefs we often vacillate between strong convictions and doubt. Each makes us stronger.

Fight Song
       
     
Fight Song

©Patricia Steele Raible 2018

36" x 24", mixed media with collage elements on deep wood panel

Perhaps the opposite of love and kindness is not hate, but rather fear. It can trap us and leave us unable to experience the joys of life.

No Going Back
       
     
No Going Back

©Patricia Steele Raible 2017

15" x 14.5", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel

Are moments in our life exactly as we remember, or perhaps someplace in between? Is memory mostly fantasy or fact? Isn’t it our memories that make us who we are? Eudora Welty says “memory is a living thing—it too is in transit. But during its moment, all that is remembered joins and lives—the old and the young, the past and the present, the living and the dead.”

Holding Fast
       
     
Holding Fast

©Patricia Steele Raible 2017

10" x 10" x 2", mixed media on deep wood panel

When our world seems out of control where do we go? Who or what do we cling to?Sometimes the world comes at us too fast, and we just have to hold on.

Peas In A Pod
       
     
Peas In A Pod

©Patricia Steele Raible 2015

12" x 12" x 2", mixed media with collage on deep wood panel

Gardens, like painting,s are hard work and always a work in progress. And like paintings, it is always difficult to know when to stop.

Leap of Faith
       
     
Leap of Faith

©Patricia Steele Raible 2015

30" x 30" x 3", mixed media with collage elements on deep wood panel

Visual art, like life, sometimes requires faith and hard work rather than a detailed plan. The reward is in the work.

Across Time
       
     
Across Time

©Patricia Steele Raible 2014

18" x 18" x 3", mixed media with collage element on deep wood panel

Memory is complicated. We think we remember every detail of an event, only to find that someone else remembers it entirely differently. As time passes memory fades—and sometimes changes, revealing what we wish had occurred.

Inspired by conversations with my mother who suffers from dementia.

A Current In the Mind
       
     
A Current In the Mind

©Patricia Steele Raible 2015

12" x 12" x 3.75", mixed media on deep wood panel/SOLD

Novelist Julian Barnes’ view of memory is that “it is identity. When you forget your life, you cease to be, even before death.” But research now indicates we are constantly altering our memories each time we share them. What does this say about our life?