Zariah specializes in Visionary mixed watermedia paintings, the fine craft of translucent, glowing, multidimensional works of exquisite beauty. Her focus on multiethnic, diverse mythology infuses each work with profound cultural --and transcultural-- meaning. She often embellishes these with hand decorated borders and elegant framing, incorporating all kinds of natural and crafted materials in unique ways. Her passion is to authentically share pure Divinity; therefore she always strives to interpret this sacred magic with utmost precision. "Before I begin, I call upon the Universal life energy. In meditational prayer Love's pure light flows through my eyes and hands. Each piece is a special kind of blessing. With my deepest heart's devotion I wish to inspire compassion, reverence for all beings, remembrance, fascination, and celebration."
She embarks on an expedition through mystical
realms anew with each creation. "My angelic muses appear and guide
my vision." She also incorporates carefully researched significant
symbology, and Sacred Geometry. The resultant windows into Eternity
encase intricately woven, multilayered veils of infinite depth. They hold
ever-transforming hidden keys just waiting to be discovered by the appreciator.
The child within us all is invited to unlock the wondergates of fantasy.
Zariah's paintings, in the use of color,
embody lavishly sensuous and subtly complex chromatic themes. Lush
and delicate textures envelop meticulous detail, portraying
profound experiences of emotion-- which really must be experienced in person
to truly appreciate. These swirling compositions, fractally emanating
from the all-pervasive Spiral of Life, are dreamlike and vibrantly luminescent.
The artist's early passion for ancient mysteries continues to dominate her work. So, not surprisingly, since living on Maui she has found rich content and resonant subject matter in the legendary histories of Hawaiian culture and the folklore of all Polynesia. She studies avidly, distilling the essence of what inspires her most in fascinating written summaries, delightful embellishments, and transcendental poetry.
Works by Zariah were already in private collections around the world before
she began to permit selected images to be reproduced as fine art prints,
in partnership with Spirit of Polynesian Art.
Recent Solo Exhibitions:
Lahaina Arts Society Lahaina,Maui
Art School at Kapalua Kapalua,Maui
Other Recent Showings:
3-Woman Presentation, Banyan Tree Gallery Lahaina,Maui
Lahaina Gallery "Blessings of the Island Goddess"
Other Display Locations:
Art Maui Juried Exhibition Old Cane House Gallery
Spyglass House Beach Resort Makawao Public Library
Artonmaui.com Fine Art Gallery Maui Aquarium, Ma'alaea