Since this Mural was going on a Gallery/Art Center I worked with the history of the Ramona Back Country as a premier California Plein Air painting site. I was interested in the “artist perspective” of the moment before a painting has begun and is still forming in the mind. Envisioned is the moment when an artist stands in nature, looks with an artist eye and nature looks back. The Golden Rectangle has a long history with the arts as a way of organizing compositions; as a mathematical formula it is also related to how plants grow and nature organizes. The crows are amused at the whole idea.
I would like to thank my art Students from Palomar College, the Tuesday Nights Artists’ Group, The Art Center of Ramona and 2Create Gallery for their assistance.
Helen Wilson Bio
Helen Wilson is an Internationally Exhibited Artist with a Masters of Fine Arts from The San Francisco Art Institute and a Bachelors in English from The United States International University, which she attended in San Diego and Bushey England. She also attended the Free Academy of the Arts in Den Haag, The Netherlands. She has taught Drawing, Figure Drawing, Composition and Design, Introduction to Art, Sculpture I & II and Foundry II at Palomar College. She gives workshops on Drawing, Dry-point printmaking and Mixed Media around California. She also facilitates the Artists Group Tuesday Nights and is the Executive Director of The Art Center of Ramona.