Shauna Lee Lange is the Founder of Sacrosanct Garden Arts, a full-service illustration and design advisory working in art & garden environments in sacred spaces, public places, and creative placemaking; established in 2006. My environmental neo-pointillism art and my nature collage art along with the illustration, design, and art services seeks to communicate, listen, and understand.
This visual artwork encompasses artistry in naturalist watercolor styling and color-intensive collage. Decisions are based on inspired seasonal moods, colors, and compositions. Work from 2006 – 2012 concentrated within watercolor and collage realms of art journaling, visual diaries, book arts, and sketchbook communities. I still regularly participate in International Urban Sketcher forums and other physical and online artist collectives.
Solo work exhibited in 2015 was in the field of natural arts through hand-rendered abstract circles rendered in a concentration of numerous sizes, light effects, color harmonies, and interplay. Ongoing watercolors since 2012 are exacting, laborious, and fully concentrated methods with aboriginal-inspired micro-circle fine art. The abstract work is clean, colorful, systematic, and serious, much after the Hiroyuki Doi and Yayoi Kusama Japanese schools. With a concentration on interdependencies, sustainability, and systems thinking, the works explore and push color field theory.
Collage techniques are intuitive, experimental, and constantly changing. I am always trying to make a whole out of the sum of parts; seeking greater meaning. How subjects, people, and events intersect in unusual and unexpected ways has led me to invest in a naturalist’s art life in rural and coastal themes, within nature, and , spirituality intersections. This shift pursues social concerns in community, culture, and human creativity. Where prior efforts were explorative, current work is focused and directed at meaning and application.
My 2019/2020 motivation is to create and illuminate pathways. With a desire to meet others (figuratively and literally) through art; I also hope to help others meet their true selves.