ARTIST STATEMENT: Iris Peretz
I love people and places and that which gives people joy and engages community while respecting environment. My paintings, sculptures, murals and public art projects embrace organic shapes and consist of mixed mediums which speak to our shared moment in time. I like to use recycled, up-cycled and found objects as a shout out to mother nature. I respect living things and honor life in my spirited pieces. My color palette is bold, colorful and often shiny because we all like shiny things. Every piece I make contains a deeper message and intentionally communicates to the viewer. My art sparks conversation, humor and contemplation.