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Gari Hatch
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Attended Vanguard University of Southern California
Lives in Morton, Mississippi
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“. . I have always sought to be understood and, while I was taken to task by critics or colleagues, I thought they were right, assuming I had not been clear enough to be understood. This assumption allowed me to work my whole life without hatred and even without bitterness toward criticism, regardless of its source. I counted solely on the clarity of expression of my work to gain my ends. Hatred, rancor, and the spirit of vengeance are useless baggage to the artist. His road is difficult enough for him to cleanse his soul of everything which could make it more so.” ~ Henri Matisse

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“Color builds upon itself—everyday, it finds the depth. Forge these pigments in the bloom—in abstraction, flowers loom. Fertile planes devise a space—instilling life within this place.” ~ Gari Hatch
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+AKSHAY JAIN deep gratitude to you! :))
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“In the cleft of the fold where the gold wing goes—we read the ancient, we read the old. Like the fragile that makes to the wall of the cave—remember the graze, remember the crave. Of the crack and the ridge, see the primitive cling—where the moth flutters, where the limestone sings.” ~ Gari Hatch
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:<))))))))))))))))) gari
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“A blur of tulips in the field—silhouettes, a vibrant yield. The colors divide in softer hues--the petals drink the heavy dews. The focus lost on something rare—abstracted flowers beyond compare. Such morning hours smudge the line—when paint pursues the undefined.” ~ Gari Hatch
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Thank you for the supportive +'s on the path to spring time. Peace! :))
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Painting and Poem Handwritten Journal Entry for 03-12-2014 and 03-13-2014:
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“Say the thing with which you labor--it is a waste of time for the writer to use his talents merely. Be faithful … Write in the strain that interests you most---Consult not the popular taste.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
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“What hovers on the float that blurs? Does it brush its way where things concur? On the drift’s phase, the dabs raised—does suspended space leave its trace? Some things seem to fade goodbye—at the perpendicular of color’s devise.” ~ Gari Hatch
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Thank you for the supportive +'s good friends! May the spark of inspiration always be with you! :))
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“From rumpled sail to flying kite—we open our eyes to second sight.” ~ Gari Hatch
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+Paul MacDonald well said, well articulated. These are questions the poet and artist always ask themselves. The seeking is worth the journey. Thank you for pondering it with me. Good thoughts to you always! :))
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Folk Art Sculpted Textural Painting:
8” x 10” surface
Acrylic on sculpted paper embedded 
in sculpted acrylic plaster on canvas board

“A Passage Worth”

The tempest bears the waters high,
across the sea, how the winds fly.

Could I launch my spirit’s sail
and catch the currents that avail?

Then move upon the treacherous waves,
to stir the strength, which makes one brave.

To hold the course, to guide the stern,
to be the thing one truly yearns.

To find your boat survived the storm,
to hear the sound of the harbor’s horn.

A passage worth the raging sea,
when clouds are gone and sunshine gleams.

Gari Hatch
07-14-2007
Revised on: 03-02-2015
Painting completed on: 03-02-2015
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"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." ~ William Arthur Ward
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“Something germinates within—blue nodules across the thin. Scattered in the old devise—sprouts seek to improvise. Rooted in the underground—awakened from the sleeping mound. Coiled in the nuclei—growth stirs the vision’s rise.” ~ Gari Hatch
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Thank you for affirming +'s fellow companions of the arts. May your creative vision flourish! :))
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We await …

“Red sky morning in the spring—white pear blossoms on the hills that green.” ~ Gari Hatch
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+Mariam Zahid thank you very much and have a good weekend! Peace to your days! :))
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Minimalist Painting:
8 ½” x 11” surface
Acrylic on cardstock

“The Golden Town”

Ah,
the golden town— 

of
spires and towers,
the roofs abound.

Blue skies— 
a southern sun,

into
the spring,
the warmth will come.

At a distance—
the walls aloft,

light rays
sift
the soft.

Come the days— 
the
yearning ones,

our
golden town—
refuses none.

Gari Hatch
02-25-2015
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Thank you for the +'s good friends and may the sun bring the spring time soon! :))
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“Out of the paint something grew—on an abstract plane—blue flowers bloomed. On green stems—they lean and sway—on the textured plane—these petals play. Tilt your head toward the dance—flower power in a trance.” ~ Gari Hatch
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+M Walker, I am gratified that you like the flowers. May flower power color always lift you in joy! :))
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Paint and Write
Employment
  • artist working on my own
    Paint and Write, present
  • Staffers, Inc & Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
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Morton, Mississippi
Previously
Morton, Mississippi - Costa Mesa, California
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An artist and poet.
Introduction

I was born in Leland, Mississippi. I grew up in Morton, Mississippi until I graduated from Morton Public High School. I then furthered my college education at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, where I received an Associate of Arts degree in Bible. I then transferred to Southern California College (now Vanguard University of Southern California) in Costa Mesa, California, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I have spent the greater portion of my adult life as a medical education librarian at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. I also have worked in the public library systems in both Hinds and Rankin counties in Mississippi. I now reside in Morton, Mississippi and commute back and forth to Jackson to work, where I have presently been working at temporary job assignments mainly in law firms and medical clinics. 

I started painting in 2005 and I am self-taught. My paintings are both created in acrylic and oil pigments. I also use mixed mediums of plaster, paper, stone, shell, glass, fabric, etc. The themes of my paintings are a mix of realism, abstract and non-objective methods. I also have done a few sculptures recently. I also write poetry and assign a poem to each painting that I create. I love the convergence of language and visual images infusing the works of art with metaphor and symbolism.

I have been painting artworks and selling them on the internet. I have had six art exhibits at Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS, August - September 2007, G. Chastain Flynt Memorial Library in Flowood, MS, August – September 2009, Morton Public Library in Morton, MS, December 2009 – March 2010, Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS, April 2010 – May 2010, Staffers Employment Agency in Jackson, MS, July 2012 - September 2012, Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, MS, July 2013 - September 2013.

Three articles were written in three newspapers about my paintings. One newspaper article was in the Scott County Times in Forest, Mississippi in January 2010, another newspaper article in the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, MS in February 2010 and The Northside Sun in Jackson, MS in August 2012. You can see my paintings and poems on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Youtube, Fine Art America, Tumblr, Linkedin and others. 

"Reflections on Painting"

The inspiration for my art emerges from the subconscious and spirit. They seem to flow up from unknown spaces. When painting, I find that I dwell most truthfully in the strokes of paint that fade and blur on the canvas. The feathered light strokes that depart from the delineated forms into that “no man’s land,” leaving one color and moving to another. This ambiguous and existential space in my paintings represents my inner spirit. I always acknowledge the clear strong lines but truly reside with those blurring strokes between them. My own identity pays homage to the distinct but feels most at home with that space of “transition,” the world of the lifting drifting stroke. Most of my work comes from abstraction but I explore realism as well in a minimalist approach.

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There is such a thing as sincerity. It is hard to define but it is probably nothing more than your highest liveliness escaping from a succession of dead selves. Miraculously, it is the same with illusions. Any belief you sink into when you should be leaving it behind is an illusion. Reality is the cold feeling on the end of the trout’s nose. By Robert Frost
Education
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
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