Artist: Mary DeVincentis
The Tea Series
A goose trapped in an illusory bottle, a deconstructed daisy and a bird entangled in his own thoughts in the form of branches are some of the images I have created to explore mind-challenging Buddhist concepts such as emptiness, mindfulness, nonattachment, compassion and karma. Other pieces in this ongoing series derive their imagery from the Jataka Tales, a Buddhist precursor to Aesop’s Fables. These ancient stories exemplify the moral precepts of Buddhism. Many are based on the previous incarnations of Buddha, often in animal form, and were initially told by him to his disciples as teaching tales. -
Nature, literature, Buddhism and everyday figures of speech are inspirations for the work of Mary DeVincentis. Her paintings and monotypes have been exhibited at the Kathryn Markel Gallery, Mary Ryan Gallery, White Columns, the Brooklyn Museum and most recently included in exhibits at the New York Public Library, St. Francis College, the International Print Center and New York University. It is represented in numerous private and corporate collections, including the DuPont Company, the Prudential Insurance Company and the New York Public Library. DeVincentis received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Printmaking from St. Martins College of Art in London, UK. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.