Zoë Cone-Refracted

Oval Peony by Zoë Cone
Oval Peony by Zoë Cone

Zoë Cone is an artist living and working in Warwick, NY. She currently works in a variety of media including, oil paint, watercolor, and gouache. Her work explores personal experiences, fleeting moments, and surroundings in the natural world. Her greatest inspirations are found in the intricate details and beauty of nature, and the unusual mutations of thoughts, feelings, and places within dreams.

I have always been fascinated with the way my daily experiences transform each night in dreams. Our minds sift through the infinite number of memories to bend and mold them into a patchwork of mutated thoughts and images. In an unconscious state, the mind replays visions and feelings resurrected from the deepest corners. My greatest inspirations are drawn from the natural world, which become transformed through dreams into vast, ethereal lands for me to explore. My goal is to hold onto these fleeting moments and I do that by painting or drawing them. My wish is not to portray an exact depiction of a dream for the viewer to fully comprehend, but rather create the impression of an environment that is familiar, though altered. It is my hope that the subtle alterations in a seemingly normal world will conjure feelings that cannot be easily identified and eventually become part of someone else’s dreams.

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