I love portals and grids, so my aim was to paint them in a way that you would need to pass through in order to reach the other side with a bit of mystery. I felt a sort of lift happening while I painted, so this piece became "Rise Above."
The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished gray edges. It comes ready to hang.
In 1999, Jodi Dann seized the opportunity to become a full-time painter. Today, her paintings read like hazy memories of imagined faraway places. The compositions are abstract, but possess strong architectural elements, recalling bridges, arches, and doorways. Each piece retains an overall sense of place without prescribing a location, allowing the viewer to form an individualized connection with the work. Jodi paints from her cozy studio on her property in Oregon while listening to a variety of music on Pandora. She doesn’t feel the need to strive for perfection in her work. “Life isn’t perfect,” says Jodi. “Why force a painting to be?”