Ran Ortner Documentary Teaser (Sept) from Todd Holland
Meditation on and reflection of the creative process
Artist statement :
In my ocean paintings I’m interested in holding the moment.
I contemplate the collision of opposites at life’s centre, both brutally tragic and endlessly tender.
The ocean mirrors the tempo of my body, the beating of my heart, the in and out of my breath.
Surging contractions birth swells that rise and then die.
Waves like a metronome mark the present, each insisting: now.
In the ocean I’m immersed in now.
Yet in the ancient body of the sea I feel the root of time. In the pulsing surge I feel the wild place of my wilderness beginnings.
There is no totem to the irrational more potent.
Nothing points to the stirrings of my unconscious more than what lies below the surface.
No peril is more ominous.
Yet the sea is where I bathe my wounds.
Where I get lost in all that is luxuriously infinite.
Nothing is more symphonic, more effervescent, more delicately complete than the endless sea.
Ran Ortner, 2015