Joshua Durant's Profile

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Through out my life I have felt a deep connection with birds. I have been rendering birds in many different mediums as far back as I can remember. As I grew older I began to realize my love for painting and decided that this would be the direction I wanted pursue. I am deeply intrigued by the symbolism and spiritual nature that birds carry and chose to use them as my focus of subject matter within my art. They have been thought of as a supernatural link between Heaven and Earth because of their connection to the sky. They are a symbol of the Soul, a saved soul, departed soul or even immortal. Birds also represent freedom, victory and spiritual awareness. This has been found in all cultures since ancient times.
Currently I am producing a series based on Birds in Decline as well as a more expressionistic series of birds where my subjects appear to be exploding or dispersing into space releasing their energetic souls from…

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  • Male
  • Born on September 15
  • Joined December 20, 2010

Favorite materials

oils, watercolor, gouache, collage, spray paint, acrylic

About

Through out my life I have felt a deep connection with birds. I have been rendering birds in many different mediums as far back as I can remember. As I grew older I began to realize my love for painting and decided that this would be the direction I wanted pursue. I am deeply intrigued by the symbolism and spiritual nature that birds carry and chose to use them as my focus of subject matter within my art. They have been thought of as a supernatural link between Heaven and Earth because of their connection to the sky. They are a symbol of the Soul, a saved soul, departed soul or even immortal. Birds also represent freedom, victory and spiritual awareness. This has been found in all cultures since ancient times.
Currently I am producing a series based on Birds in Decline as well as a more expressionistic series of birds where my subjects appear to be exploding or dispersing into space releasing their energetic souls from this reality. In this series I have been able to express in a more energetic manner as well as incorporating script and subtle messages within the painting.

To see more of my work please visit my website-
www.joshuadurantart.weebly.com

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