Flight of the Imagination
ex calce sepulchiri, D. (from the tomb of Dracula)
ex caoce sepulchri, D. (detail)
ex tela imbuta sanguine, R.D. (from the cloth imbued with the blood, Masque of the Red Death)
ex tela imbuta sanguine (detail)
ex carne, F. (from the flesh, Fiend - Frankenstein)
ex carne, F. (detail)
The Crystalline Path
The Crystalline Path - detail
The Dance :: Entangled
Chastity: 1 of the 7 heavenly virtues
Pride: 1 of the 7 deadly sins
Gluttony: 1 of the 7 deadly sins
Anger: 1 of the 7 deadly sins
Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart and Perhaps the Singing Bird Will Come
A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved
King of Insects
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My words are gilded with the colors of nature—from the deepest red of a dried rose petal, the vibrant chartreuse of newly grown moss, to the shimmering silver of well-worn wood—each hue resonating at its own frequency, and yet harmoniously blended.
My sentences are embroidered with a tapestry of textures—from the feathery wisps of a milkweed pod, the cutting edge of rusted metal, to the smooth frailty of a dolls’ bisque head—each filament twisted or textured, and yet patiently woven.
My paragraphs are composed with a symphony of contours—from the heavily-wired cage, the translucent glass of an apothecary jar, to the embossed leather-bound books of long ago—each arrangement in a cappella, and yet dynamically conducted.
These are the symbols of my language and this is how I speak—with sacred relics of the past that personify hope and despair, become representatives of morality and wisdom, and express unfettered emotions of love and fear.
Randie Snow is an assemblage artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Drawing themes from her everyday life, her work explores the natural balance of the human existence and often strives to find harmony amongst seemingly contradictory ideas. Influenced by her background as a commercial graphic designer, Randie’s assemblage integrates a balanced visual aesthetic, frequently by contrasting color, shape, and texture.
Individual found objects, both man-made and natural, inspire Randie’s work, each bring a sense of energy and life lived. They take on emotional, almost human qualities that create a collective voice, ultimately telling the story of their combined experience.
The search for balance inspired many of Randie’s recent collections, including a series of apothecary jars (“Through the Looking Glass”) that juxtaposed the semi-scientific “magic” of antique medicine against the fictional fairytale magic of the Alice in Wonderland story. In “Seeds of Wisdom,” she illustrated the parallel between the wisdom of human culture and nature’s inherent wisdom by aligning the proverbs of different cultures with raw materials like organic seed pods.
Most notably, Randie won critical and popular acclaim with her 2008 solo show, “Passages,” at Moxie Dada Gallery. The exhibition used the seven deadly sins and seven saintly virtues of the Catholic faith to explore the ways an individuals’ actions affect themselves, as well as the world around them.
The same year, she also won Best of Show at the Pittsburgh Technology Council's 15-Minutes Gallery juried group show. Her recent exhibitions include, “Book,” at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery; “In the Making: 250 Years/250 Artists” at Fe Arts Gallery; “Showcase G20” exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport, which welcomed international delegates to the 2009 G-20 Conference; the “Pittsburgh Visionary Arts Festival,” the Westmoreland Museum's “Juried Biennial Show,” and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s Centennial Shows, “eXchange” and “Mirror Play,” at Gallery Chiz in Pittsburgh.