My paintings are — I hope — essays, prayers, and conduits to encourage reflection and communication about the complexities which introduce themselves during life, and often inhabit our hearts and minds.

— Angela Tirrell

Angela Tirrell

Photo by Indra Fortney

"The textural abstract paintings I create — with instinctive incorporation of elements such as sand, charcoal, insect carapaces, acupuncture needles, glass shards, papyrus, BB pellets, found objects, and string (and likely a wilder array of new elements in the future) — reflect topical concerns such as the states of war and peace on the planet, the state of the planet itself, the beneficence and cruelty of humankind, global actions, and private moments.