The Language of Objects
Still-life painter Cary Jurriaans notes that the world around us is constantly moving; things are moving at lightning speed. Movement seems to be the comfort zone that our world knows. The idea of sitting still and just settling into the space of stillness seems to be a foreign notion, a radical concept
Cary loves painting this stillness. It has a quiet that she craves. And there is magic that happens in this space of stillness that simply cannot happen in the space of continual movement. There is a purity and serenity that cannot be found anywhere else.
With this quiet mind approach, Cary considers the shapes of common objects, the reflections, the sleek lines and the soft and hard edges. An endless variety of patterns of light and dark fascinate her.