"I painted "America" in the days around the 2021 presidential inauguration. At the risk of revealing a little about my political leanings I'll say that the recent inauguration felt like a time of hope. The Blue Ridge Mountains loosely depicted in “America” are hazy with nostalgia, steadfast bystanders to the strife and prosperity of the generations of humans that come and go around it. It seems they are indifferent to the undulating wave of human happenings, too grand and ancient, but they are not. Who we put in charge does affect the air and water and wildlife that compose these and all mountains. They breathe a sigh of relief when stewards are at the helm, heralding better days ahead. The reddish, vertical element in the painting is a symbol of pride in a moment where I felt a renewed sense of dignity as an American after the dark days prior."
The original was painted with oil and acrylic on wood panel.
- Paper is 10.5" x 12.25" // Art is 7" x 8.75"
- This is an archival print of Noelle's original painting.
- Each print is signed on the front.
- All of Noelle's prints are produced with professional art materials including pigment-based inks and archival Somerset Velvet fine art paper.
Noelle Phares brings a fresh perspective into her contemporary landscape paintings through examination of the tension between organic and synthetic. As an environmental scientist by training, she allows the same topics that drove her work in the natural sciences to now guide her creative endeavors. Her body of work combines landscape elements with structural geometry to create fractured architectural landscapes that explore the ever-encroaching presence of humanity into previously pristine open spaces. She holds a BS in Biochemistry, and an MS in Environmental Science. She has been painting throughout the American West over the last decade, and currently lives and paints full-time out of Denver, Colorado.