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Paula Overbay
updated: 05/09/2011
website: www.paulaoverbay
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Buzz
Birth of Falling Stars
The Birth of Synapse
Penelope's Heart
The Reluctant Firefly
Reluctant Firefly Detail
Urchin I
Urchin II
Penelope's Lamp
Starlight
Sunlight
Orion's Belt
Orion's Belt Detail
Milky Way
Milky Way Detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, science, pattern, meditative, organic
 
 
Buzz by Paula Overbay
Buzz
Acrylic on Paper
2010
15" x  20" 
Birth of Falling Stars by Paula Overbay
Birth of Falling Stars
Acrylic on paper
2011
15" x  20" 
The Birth of Synapse by Paula Overbay
The Birth of Synapse
Acrylic on Paper
2010
11" x  13" 
Penelope's Heart by Paula Overbay
Penelope's Heart
Acrylic on paper
2011
023" x  30" 
The Reluctant Firefly by Paula Overbay
The Reluctant Firefly
Acrylic on Paper
2011
23" x  30" 
Reluctant Firefly Detail by Paula Overbay
Reluctant Firefly Detail
Acrylic on paper
2011
23" x  30" 
Urchin I  by Paula Overbay
Urchin I
Acrylic on Paper
2010
11" x  11" 
Urchin II by Paula Overbay
Urchin II
Acrylic on Paper
2010
11" x  11" 
Penelope's Lamp by Paula Overbay
Penelope's Lamp
Acrylic on Paper
2010
11" x  16" 
Starlight by Paula Overbay
Starlight
Acrylic on Paper
2010
9" x  9" 
Sunlight by Paula Overbay
Sunlight
Acrylic on Paper
2010
9" x  9" 
Orion's Belt by Paula Overbay
Orion's Belt
Acrylic on Paper
2010
9" x  9" 
Orion's Belt Detail by Paula Overbay
Orion's Belt Detail
Acrylic on Paper
2010
0" x  0" 
Milky Way by Paula Overbay
Milky Way
Acrylic on Paper
2010
9" x  9" 
Milky Way Detail by Paula Overbay
Milky Way Detail
Acrylic on Paper
2010
9" x  9" 

Artist Statement
The energy forces that run our cosmos interest me: the constellations, the insides of clouds and storms; the synapse circulation in our brains. I can imagine how these forces may cause molecules to jostle and change at a micro level and I can imagine the movement of constellations at the macro level. They hover in space and their energy compels progression, explosion and growth patterns. The dots can represent the unseen world of throbbing particles and the minute life forms seen in microscopes.

Artist Bio / CV

Clouds are an ongoing theme that I return to again and again. It could be that living in Oregon for the bigger share of my life and witnessing cloud banks, fog, drizzle and downpours for months on end has given me an edge into the qualities of those illusive things. I have walked into them while hiking, walked under them on Mt. Hood, watched them roll in and bump into the Cascade Range and then drop snow up high and rain on me.

My first art education was a BFA at the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland OR; An MFA at Carnegie-Mellon University followed. I have spent much valuable working time at the MacDowell  and Ragdale residencies.