Anna Segner

Mixed Media Paintings


Transcendence through Observation consists of mixed media paintings that study the field of environmental discovery.  The works explore the natural world as a living space of physical, mental and spiritual importance.  Wildlife is fleeting—one minute there and another moment gone. Nature lives and dies around us, giving humans moments to reflect upon their place in a larger narrative.

The paintings offer varied approaches to grapple with academic and spiritual growth.  Interaction between painting and academic media cuts across disciplines and formulate a new relationship between what is read and what is experienced.  Seeing the world with a precocious eye inspires inner knowledge. Like the movement of a migrating bird, the human pilgrimage is stitched together by moments of mindfulness.

These paintings aim to inspire both playful and patient observations of human’s natural surroundings. To observe is to interact and to interact is to learn.