raptureMerriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘rapture’ as “an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion; a mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things”. This definition truly resonates in my heart and spirit. For when I am creating in the studio I am completely swept away into another realm that defies explanation. My dear friend and mentor, Makoto Fujimura, describes it well in this testimonial about my work…
“Julie Quinn’s paintings flow right out of Edenic rivers of Pishon and flows right into the cultural estuary of the cities of art. They speak a visual language that contemporary art reaches for an yet cannot find, a pure source of expression hidden beneath the rubbles of cynicism and shock art. They are phenomenological prayers, given to those whose eyes have been humbled and broken by the “Ground Zero” realities of our lives.
What makes her works remarkable is in their ability to transcend the barriers of esoteric language of abstraction, into a vernacular of ordinary experiences. They are like good tulip bulbs, hidden deep within a fertile soil, awaiting for the warmth, ready to burst into the ground beneath to take root, and then break free toward the spring sun. These paintings are pregnant, about to give birth in our imaginations and in our prayers toward a greater Reality waiting for us.
We can only anticipate them, gaze beyond them, and listen to the paintings.”
~ Makoto Fujimura

My hope is that by engaging with this work, your soul will experience an exalted state…a place of passion…a divine encounter…
be blessed my friends…


About juliequinnstudio

I am an artist, speaker, and writer whose focus is the relationship between art, faith, and prayer.
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One Response to Rapture

  1. Nora Faber says:

    This description of your work is so spot on. His words are poetry and show an understanding of your work that is ethereal, spiritual and liminal. What a beautiful description and a gift! Love you, Nora

    Sent from my iPad


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