Maker of Rainbows
Shanna Van Maurik
The Mirror On The Wall: Understanding The Works of Shanna Van Maurik
By Patty Farias
Women have been portrayed for centuries in art as an ideal. Delicately formed within the quiet spectacle of fantasy and romance; forever contained by the strict palette of man’s artistic vision. Shanna Van Maurik’s paintings offer up a vision of women that resembles fruit that has long past its expiry date; crawling with curious disfigurations, but somehow more desirable than ever. In Van Maurik’s world, nothing is sacred.