Mira Hecht

“’Spirit is a circle whose circumference is nowhere and whose center is everywhere.’—St. Augustine

“The circle is a vast and mysterious form filled with potential. It is the form of forms: the bearer of the dynamic unfolding of life…A signifier of organic life and the soul, each circle is hand drawn, perfect in its imperfection, inspiring me to try again. The straight line is representative of coordinates in space and universal energy.

Color unfolds organically, without constraint, allowing every work in the series to have a feeling tone of its own.
My process, a time consuming one, consists of layering opaque and transparent oil paint, wet onto dry. I use this process of layering, flatness of form and color to create a sense of depth, pattern and movement in the work.

Inspired by my own contemplative practice and glimpses of perfection within the mind’s eye, each painting is meant to be a small gesture of exaltation, pointing to joy, connection and wholeness.”

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mira Hecht is a D.C.-based artist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University in Washington D.C. and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She shows her abstract paintings both locally and nationally. Her work can be found in several private as well as public collections, including Microsoft, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and the City of Emeryville, California.