Ranna's Spirit Lines - 2013 & 2014
preoccupied with the spiritual and mysticism, and the elusiveness
of expressing ineffable spiritual or mystical feelings and
experience through art, Ranna has regularly harnessed together
her science-based refractive techniques of her
signature Shimmer Art™ method, her Ei-shodõ
technique, and mystical expression from East Asia and South
© 2013. Mixed media on canvas, 60"
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© 2014. Mixed
media on canvas, 40" x 30".
Mixed media on canvas, 60" x 30".
Spirit Lines pieces (©
Ranna®, mixed media on canvas, 60" x 48")
give shimmering, light-laden form to Verses
in "One Hundred Poems of Kabir" (translated by Tagore,
R., & assisted by Underhill, E., MacMillan & Co.,
1440-1518, was a mystic and poet of India, revered equally
by Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims.
STATEMENT ABOUT SPIRIT LINES
your immediate response to the word "gentle" and
the word "violent", or the word love" and the
word "hate". Imagine that someone said these words
to you, that you heard the sounds of those words with the
charge that they carry. Words have power.
the globe and throughout history there is a universality of
concepts of the ineffable and sacred invested in words. The
syllables of ancient India's Sanskrit were originally sacred
sounds, long before script was developed. The syllables were
chanted to bring-in or attune with the frequency of the particular
sacred transmissions carried by the sounds. This migrated
to China as Ch'an and to Japan as Zen. In the Occident there
is that launching statement ,"In the beginning was the
Word", known also as the Logos of the Greeks.
these sacred sounds took form as the written word, embodying
the frequency of the sound-word.
in Spirit Lines, I am working with these concepts of
the ineffable or sacred embodied in words, formed by script-lines,
strung together as other lines, forming fields of frequency-carrying
lines moving through the canvas-space, and outward to whomever