I think the thing that appeals to me most about Pan's work - especially when I first came across it - is that is focuses on contrasts and colors that are found in nature. The vitality of each piece has a beauty to it that's kind of... conflicting (does that even make sense?). The canvas she creates tends to balance itself out, though, through a playful mix of dark and light, shadows and brights, saturation and reflection. On display in galleries throughout Toronto and New York, her artwork has a musicality to it, drawing from this natural side of life and presenting it within a negative space. It takes the viewer on an intense journey with colors of youthful energy, happiness and optimism, all of which speak to me so clearly that it's practically screaming - although through a gentle, but vibrant whisper (also, does that even make sense?). The balance and control of the paintbrush that she flaunts is something that drives wonder without evoking question - happiness and collection through play and experimentation rather than through exact measurements.
This artwork, which I've discovered on a whim (or maybe it was through fellow hippie Erin's Pinterest, I can't really recall at the moment), mesmerizes and calls for the viewer to feel compelled enough to drive along a fantasy road that otherwise wouldn't exist. Intensely and abstractly floral, while each one lovingly portrayed, Pan's pieces overwhelm the viewer with natural beauty. Rich with oil in some places, and empty calm in others - much like The Secret Garden that Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote about in 1911, in which Burnett explores the healing power of living things.
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