This series has developed from an interest in the interaction between humanity and nature and society's increasing distance from the natural world. I am fascinated by how our fabricated structures relate to, alter, and engage with nature. My oil paintings combine built dwellings with hexagonal wasp nest cells and seek to showcase structural similarities between the two. These building-hive hybrids expose the psychological insecurity of our daily lives by showing how our structures become unstable when in contact with the natural world. The paintings serve as a metaphor for our elusive human desire for safety and control.
Oriana Sage is a fine artist and forest-wanderer, specializing in oil painting, ink drawing, and joyful solitude hiking. She studied Studio Art at California Polytechnic University and earned her BFA in Art and Design. Oriana can currently be found traveling between California and Washington; working on both largescale, colorful oil paintings, and small, intricately detailed ink renderings of nature. She is ever drawn towards the complexity, delicacy, and strength of the natural world, and continually seeks to explore its wonders, both in her life and work.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.