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4704 Balcones Dr

Nora McMillen Burke

Painting
Solar Jungle
Solar Jungle

2020, Oil and solar dye on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

$1,400

NFS

2020, Oil and solar dye on canvas, 24 x 36 in.
Solar Jungle

2020, Oil and solar dye on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

$ 1,400.00 USD

NFS

Two Week Wait
Two Week Wait

2021, Watercolor on canvas, 36 x 24 x 1.5 in.

$1,400

Available in-studio and in online shop

Lunar Blue Tapestry
Lunar Blue Tapestry

2021, Watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 x 1 in.

$1,600

Available in-studio and in online shop

Permafrost
Permafrost

2021, Watercolor on canvas, 30 x 40 x 1.5 in.

$1,600

Available in-studio and in online shop

High Desert Blues
High Desert Blues

2021, Watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 x 1 in.

$1,000

Available in-studio and in online shop

Three Legged Fox
Three Legged Fox

2021, Watercolor on paper, 30 x 30 x 1 in.

$1,200

Available in-studio and in online shop

Solar Jungle
Solar Jungle

2020, Oil and solar dye on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

$1,400

Available in-studio and in online shop

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Nora McMillen Burke

About the Artist

Nora McMillen Burke is an Austin based visual artist and educator who draws influence from her background in textile design and her love of folk art. Born in Austin, TX, Nora studied Textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology before establishing a career in Art Education. She worked as a teaching artist for various NYC and Austin museums before she began focusing on painting and teaching process-based art camps and workshops in 2012. Nora works primarily with watercolors and oils, often combining marbling and dying techniques, to explore the interaction of multiple processes on paper and canvas. Nora is inspired by archetypal symbolism and common design motifs found throughout global textiles. Through this lens, her work explores symmetry, pattern, and the natural world.

Artist Statement

My work explores the value of archetypal symbols found in global textiles and folk art. I use pattern and repetition to explore symbols that embody universal meanings and connect us in our shared human experiences, regardless of when or where we live. Archetypes evoke deep and sometimes unconscious responses in both the creator and the viewer, tapping into our unconscious with images that reference power, death, fertility, protection from evil, health, spirituality and the unknown. I am inspired by finding commonalities throughout many cultures textiles and believe textiles have the unique ability to connect us, as they accompany us on every step of life, from swaddling after birth to burial cloths at death. My work is very driven by the exploration of processes and I enjoy leaving space for the interaction of multiple techniques to drive the final outcome of a piece. I paint primarily with watercolor on paper or oil on dyed canvas depending on the level of transparency I want to explore. Maintaining some element of uncontrolled surprise is a necessary part of my work. Combining the elements of precise, detailed drawings and a more subjective and emotional approach to color is another reoccurring tension in my work.

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