Joining the Sunshine Circus

Joining the Sunshine Circus, Acrylic Dura Lar on cradled panel, 24" x 36" x 2", 2016

Mary Zeran comes from a creative family. Her mother and grandmother introduced her to making things at an early age, and she has continued this tradition by exploring the mediums of collage and painting. Her work has been shown nationally and is included in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The University of Iowa, The University of Iowa Hospitals, and Younker's Department Stores. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Metalworking and Jewelry from the University of Iowa in 1991. Mary Zeran is now based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In addition to her website below she maintains a blog featuring recent activities and other Iowan artists.

The artist, on A Rainbow Colored Dream! series:

When I conceived
A Rainbow Colored Dream!, I dreamt of exploring colors I'd always feared and mixing new ones I'd never seen.  I had hopes that it would be a bold visual jump. Instead, the small increments and minor gradations captured my eye. I delved deep into layers, creating more unfamiliar patterns. Painted multi-colored dots that ran and beautiful expanses of patterned strips—I dared to form new relationships with these, as I cut new shapes.

Mary Zeran's website

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on November 14, 2017

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