In my studio art practice I make original paintings, prints and drawings, photographs, and I design commissioned murals for walls and architectural art-glass. Using these materials, I explore my interest in the unifying and transforming qualities of light, pure color, geometric structure, and the rhythms of Nature. The deeper meaning of my artwork is connected to my interest in how the visual arts have acted as an outward, aesthetic expression for my own mystical and poetic experiences. My art historical research has involved the study of the sacred art traditions of the deep past, as well as travel to many of the world's greatest landscapes and ancient temple architecture for inspiration. I then distill and develop these experiences into my own meditative grammar of artistic forms. It is my aim that my artworks invoke messages of transcendence, interiority, sacredness, order, and communion to the viewer and ideally communicate something of spiritual value. Ultimately, I strive to make all my life’s work in the Arts an offering to others of an aesthetic experience of light, color, harmony, and peace.
+Justyn Michael Zolli