The Poetry of Abstraction
I respond passionately to shapes, patterns and rhythms in nature and in man-made objects. My current work shares the joy of seeing juxtapositions and dialogues develop between light and shadow and the rhythmic sequences that they illuminate. One of my lifelong practices is to stay present in the moment, to be in the flow so that when the object of attention appears — it almost begs to be photographed. Parts of objects seem to extract the essence of the whole. I offer what I capture for discovery and contemplation.
Vicki Diez-Canseco is an artist, Jin Shin Jyutsu energy balancing practitioner, and organization development consultant. She remembers hearing stories about spending many childhood hours carefully examining images in books and magazines. Patterns, shapes, colors and their relationship have interested her from that very early age. She discovered the joy of photography during her first visit to Europe at the age of 16, and she returned home with dozens of boxes of 35 mm slides instead of souvenirs. Vicki has participated in the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Atelier program, and has been making photographs for more than 40 years, always alert for pattern, shape, and movement.
Diez-Canseco’s interest in the arts began more formally during her years at Mt. Holyoke College where she studied biology and minored in art history. Her biology lab training at college finely tuned my lifelong interest in and ability to observe patterns, juxtapositions of color and shape and abstractions in nature.” It was many years later, following careers in science, education and corporate consulting, that she came more fully to her senses (literally!) and studied painting and design. Diez-Canseco has studied at Massachusetts College of Art, with many of Cape Ann’s master artist teachers, and at workshops in France and England. Her work has been shown at the Rockport, Rocky Neck, North Shore, Newburyport and Marblehead Art Associations in Massachusetts. Her work is found in private collections in Germany, France, England, Canada and the United States.
“Making artwork requires going with the flow while holding onto my own intention, sometimes achievable when I am fully present – an ongoing lifelong journey.” Die-Canseco credits her Jin Shin Jyutsu practice with providing balance to body, mind and spirit, and her increasing ability to be in the moment. She is grateful for having found a community that supports her ongoing explorations and artistic growth.
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