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Lydia Bassis

LydiaBassis_We Are Connected_48_x40__acrylic, graphite and kozo paper on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Drift 1_37x27.75__acrlyic and collage on paper
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LydiaBassis_We Were Barely There_48_x40__acrylic, graphite and kozo paper on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Gathering_27x32.5__acrlyic and collage on paper mounted on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Subliminal 1_14_x11__acrylic and oil on linen over wood panel
LydiaBassis_Garden Party_36x48__acylic and kozo paper on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Drift 2_37x27.75__acrlyic and collage on paper
LydiaBassis_Push Forward_36x27.75__acrlyic and collage on paper mounted on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Spirit Generator_24_x20___acrylic, graphite and kozo paper on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Believers_30x24__acrylic on canvas
LydiaBassis_Subliminal 2_14_x11__acrylic and oil on linen over wood panel
LydiaBassis_Permission Slip_30x22__acrylic on paper
LydiaBassis_Shorthand for Something_37x27.75__acrlyic and collage on paper
LydiaBassis_Growing Pains_14_x11__oil on linen over wood panel
LydiaBassis_Sight Seeing_30x22__acrylic on paper (1)
Not Showing LydiaBassis_How a Moon is Made_24_x20__acrylic and kozo paper on wood panel
LydiaBassis_Subliminal 3_14_x11__acrylic and oil on linen over wood panel
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I consider the imagery in my work to be a private symbolism and my shapes and forms are born from my imagination. I think of each painting as a vignette capturing a moment, experience, interaction, or feeling. My paintings are about things that mostly can’t be described in words, and things that can’t be seen, like energy.

My work process is exploratory; I rarely start a painting with a clear idea of how it will look when it’s finished. What I do instead is have a feeling I’m working toward, something slightly intangible that becomes more concrete as my decisions with color and form play themselves out. In each painting I try to achieve a very specific balance; I want the work to be visually interesting but also quiet and to promote a meditative feeling. – Lydia Bassis