Tamara English is a painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her work brings together visual vocabularies from different religious traditions, pointing to both the parallels of each path as well as honoring the differences. Yet the central concern of English’s work is the idea of the inner atmosphere, or how the individual experiences the world according to personal understanding and longings. The paintings integrate the visual vocabularies of Islamic tile-work, illuminated manuscripts, quantum physics, and abstracted forms from the natural world. Through her work, English seeks to cultivate respect for the many paths present in our world.
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