In the Balance, 72" x 54"
Acrylic on Canvas.
"There is a real battle to be won in the hearts and minds of man. We strive for independence yet the irony is, everyone is a slave to something. We become good at “putting on” - but when the Lord breaks in and reveals, we are faced with a truer representation of what really happened on the cross and what is intended for us. This process, this stripping away is the dynamic, sacrificial love of God for us. So here we have a young man, liberated with colour, yet his posture bears much weight. The vibrant colours represent the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. A deep searching begins and the body awaits.
Corrie Ten Boom once said, “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” The mercies of God, when we choose to obey Him, may still require suffering, but the outcome will produce a life of great love, freedom and peace.
Art is a catalyst. It reminds us that we are alive, awakening our senses and petitioning a response. Art is an expression of who we are and has the ability to draw us to new depths: awareness of self and the world around us. There are times that art can not be put into words, but the connection is strong, and at moments overwhelming. That is the power of art and as artists, we have the privilege of expressing that in visually aesthetics ways."
Born and raised in rural Ontario, Joanna Aplin was free to explore her family’s farmland without restraint. Her earliest memory that marked her passion for art making was asking her mom to sketch babies in her drawings. Aplin went on to study fine arts at McMaster University earning her BA in 1998 and a degree in Education in 2000. Since then, she has worked in numerous artistic arenas such as arts education, theatrical productions, and marketing her own art on a variety of social media platforms.
Joanna Aplin’s figurative and abstract paintings are clean and captivating. Her classically trained yet contemporary approach to color, form, and line makes her work aesthetically pleasing to all walks of life. Her compositions carry an intrinsic sense of balance and proportion. Aplin takes her visual cues from the complexities in nature and the human form, then welcomes a reductive process – knowing it will lead to a simpler, more essential presentation of the subject matter. You can expect to find an eclectic mix of color in Joanna Aplin’s artwork. With a comprehensive grasp of color theory and an unwillingness to compromise on materials – her acrylic paintings bring about a rich presence for the viewer to behold.
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