Paintings of Janie Rezner
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Painting emerged as part of my journey. I had moved from Iowa to California in 1979 after twenty years of marriage and my second divorce. I received a master degree in clinical psychology at J.F.K. University in 1983, expecting to be a healer of the world. Instead, I began a profound spiritual journey inward, initiated by the separation from a man I had come to deeply love.
From that "crack in the cosmic egg", the pain and abuse of our world and her inhabitatants was powerfully revealed to me. Art in many media emerged from that painful journey and has filled my days since then. My sense of color and beauty was passed on to me from my my mother, whose artistry was apparent in everything she touched. I call my art the "Sacred Art of Mother God."
In the first eruption of creativity, back there in Berkeley, I painted a set of large, colorful and archetypal images: "The Tree of Life," "Our Home in Paradise," "The Warrior of Love," "The Flaming Dart," "The Hands of God,"Trinity," and a Life-sized "The Renaissance Woman."
I did these paintings, plus several others, in a two-month period. I threw nothing away. I had not painted before in my life.
Please refer to "My Story" in Writings for more information about my process. .
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