R. Hermelyn Di Silvestro
Works On Paper
Since Rozanne can remember, she has painted, drawn and followed her passion for the arts. After graduating UCLA and Art Center College of Design with distinction, Rozanne became owner of Arc & Line Communications. She also taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Rozanne’s artwork was selected into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, won Best of Show in the Yosemite Renaissance XXIII exhibit, Best of Show in Politics (Not) as Usual, 1st place in the Pacific Prints exhibit, and 1st place in the Beyond Cancer exhibit by the Canary Foundation.
For twenty-five years I created imagery that spoke of brand messaging and humanizing technology in the commercial world. The power of the visual message has always intrigued me. Unlike computers, man is capable of seeing beyond the obvious, absorbing implicit meaning of ambiguity and symbolism.
Visual communication is an intimate experience for me between creator, subject and viewer. Though strangers, it’s as if we are all connected, understanding in that moment the emotion, compassion and pain which are spoken and exposed. We share the same wavelength for a few moments in time, transcending the differences among us.
I am an emotional painter and printmaker. My subject dictates my creative process and affects the choices I make. My artwork invites the viewer to start a conversation and to see with one eye while feeling with the other.
Every image has a message. They speak of forgotten beauty and vivid memories or they expose the pain of loss and frustrations living contemporary life. As I search for release in quiet natural spaces, I also capture moments away from daily limitations where nature gives us permission to heal.