Linda Stelling: Artist Statement
My artistic mission is twofold; on one hand I want my internal images to find expression in the world while allowing the audience an opportunity to crystalize their own variations into enlightened expressions. My landscape paintings (perceptions) and abstract expressionistic pieces are actually properties of the spirit- not any real place. My spirit, which I believe is not unique to me, but which is connected to the province of all humans, but is disguised through their own cultural and societal experiences. The connecting mechanism that bridges different worlds, in my work, is the painted canvas. It transcends the spoken work through images, colors, and shapes. My art is strongly influenced by my desire to unite people with a common bond, a bond of beauty and connection to their own inner landscapes.