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Molly McCracken


Molly McCracken Kumar was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and currently works and lives in San Francisco. Her inspiration is derived from nature’s cycles of birth, death and rebirth. Each work has numerous layers of paint which add depth and texture. The images depict states of flux amid biomorphic shapes that burst forth, while other forms remain dormant or hidden. Fluid atmospheres surround the abstract forms of plants and cells, much like the primordial waters from which the cultivation of new life becomes possible.

In an exploration of transient experiences, the paintings embrace the permanence of beauty as they metaphorically suggest the renewal of idealized possibilities and the energy of seasonal change. Through the painting process, the artist provides a conduit to a celebrated sensuality resonant with the role of nature’s growth cycle. As a corollary to this overarching cycle, the meticulous layering of paint is ultimately both a celebration of an opening to the present as well as a meditation upon desire.


Untitled, 30x36, acrylic on canvas


Untitled, 38X48, acrylic on canvas


Untitled, 40X40, acrylic on canvas












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