"The light in my work speaks about the spiritual aspects of our existence and about the divine and mysterious presence. The textured and organic emergence of the surface relates to our earthly physicality and symbolize our human struggle with life circumstances and with ourselves. The light penetrates through the texture and offers transformation, a sense of peace and belonging. It reminds us of our true destination. These symbolic images reflect my own spiritual and emotional development and also the inner experiences of those who share with me their life journey. 

Both the light and texture in my work are developed through the complex layered and mixed-media processes which I have experimented with and learned over years of artistic activity. I achieve relief-like appearances to emphasize depth and dimension and to express the complexity of the interior." 

- Beata O'Connell

Beata O'Connell

Artistic Statement