Madeline Meza Janovec

Mirror Portrait  
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 26

As a teen I discover the MOIST NORTHWEST coast of N. America.
I grew up near Redondo Beach CA; moved to Topanga Canyon; student at California State University Northridge; California College of Art and Crafts, Oakland; to Portland 1965, with my unborn baby and my husband attending art school.

After divorce, moved to family¨s 80 acres forested homestead 40 miles N.E. of Portland up the Washougal River, WA. drainage area, Mt. Hood in the distance, Upper Washougal Canyon at our feet. I lived two decades there gaining spiritual awareness deep search with new understanding of the connectedness of all things, thirty-some years later moving to yet another level within.

IT¨S CLEAR I HAVE A VERY DEEP CONNECTION TO THE EARTH. LOOKING BACK AT MY ART
I SEE THE BIRTH OF MY ONLY CHILD AND LIVING IN THE WOODS INFLUENCED MY ARTWORK FOR DECADES.

Recent travels to Asia have made me aware of my desire to enter the mystical connection with rocks, soil and moss. When I fly, I scan every mile of the earth below from my window, so aware of the effect rocks, earth, bark, and dirt are having on my images, drawings, jewelry, paintings, and prints, and making sense to me. Website: www.mmjanovec.com