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Momilani Ramstrum


“I see myself, as light spreads in all directions.

Light can’t be defined in simpler terms.”

 

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Momilani Ramstrum


“I see myself, as light spreads in all directions.

Light can’t be defined in simpler terms.”

 

As an artist Momilani uses intuition, inspiration, discipline, dance and play. In each painting, she strives for exquisite detail as well as movement through the piece as a whole. Her visual art is influenced by musical improvisation, with the interplay of lines creating dissonance and resolving into consonance. She creates many layered-textures, enlivened by contrasting sections, and varied forms. Her use of color is bold with entwined and distinctive, twists and complements.  

She draws inspiration from her photography of nature, the desert, trees and plants and the vibrant interplay of shape and light. Her paintings are created through a process of internal dialogue with the painting – she watches the play of colors and shapes, sometimes for hours. Layers are begun, and a painting allowed to form itself over weeks or months of reflection.  

As a composer and inventor, she holds a patent for her MIDI glove which she created to control the computer in real-time. She has a Ph.D. in electronic music and performs unique improvisations using voice interacting with her art using the MIDI glove controlled computer. She performs and gives presentations at seminars, festivals and conferences in San Diego, San Francisco, Missouri, New York, Hawaii, Singapore, and Japan.

“A flower is not trying to be useful, it’s just trying to be itself.“

For inquiries, commissions, shows, prints and purchases: momilani at ramstrum dot com

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Philosophy


"Creating art is my path to know and be myself."

Philosophy


"Creating art is my path to know and be myself."

I am inspired by nature, musical improvisation, the desert, color. I work with watercolor, mixed media, and household items such as soap, sand, salt, glue, string and wire.  My art has evolved over the years as I have gained more trust in the process of creation as a way of knowing and being myself. As I create I get a better grasp of materials and stronger understanding of the paintings as unique beings in the world. In the future I hope for a stronger understanding of color and form. My wish is that my art helps viewers to have a deeper relationship with themselves in experiencing the present moment.  

My paintings evolve over time: I began the painting ‘Yellow Guitar Plays Red Music’ with the intention of creating a study on canvas in bold primary colors – yellow, red, and blues. As I added glue to create texture, the frets of the guitar shaped themselves and the guitar came to life on the canvas. As the paint began to spill out, the red music appeared. 

Momilani Ramstrum is an active Instagrammer and enjoys the interaction, mutual support and dialogue with fellow artists. 

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Contact


Contact


For commissions, inquiries, prints, shows, and purchases: momilani at ramstrum dot com

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