About The Artist


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BIOGRAPHY

Sydney Strahan

“ART from the HEART of the EARTH”

Sydney’s most recent paintings peer into the nuances and intimate spaces of precious stones, gems, minerals, and core-sample cross sections. In these depictions, archetypal images emerge- directing the viewer toward transcendent thought or emotion- even if the image itself is abstract.

“Seeing beyond the obvious is a thread in the history of my art process. Magic is revealed in the experience of seeing images in various ways, and sensing layers of universal connectedness.”

Universally, children gaze into the clouds, interpreting shapes as they morph. The Rorschach, or ink-blot test, reveals hidden details of the interpreter’s psyche. Sydney’s work similarly invites the viewer to peer beyond the superficial—beyond the instantaneous classification process—to reconnect with symbolic, sub-terranian consciousness.

After graduation from TCU in with a BFA in painting and printmaking, Sydney became an educator with Texas Commission on the Arts & Fort Worth Arts Council teaching Art and Creative Dance in public schools. She collaborated with the FW Modern Art Museum as visual and dance artist creating 18 ft. skeleton puppets and choreographing performances with 1400 kids to celebrate El Dia De Los Muertos. She performed, instructed and created sets for Contemporary Dance Fort Worth, and is the former Artistic/ Executive Director of Foot Notes Rhythm Tap Youth & Adult Ensembles.

Sydney now lives in Houston with her 14 yr old son an is currently the Founding Director of Ecstatic Dance Houston, holding community dances weekly at Planet Funk & Nia Moves studios downtown Houston.

Her “Art from the Heart of the Earth” painting series of mineral cross sections and morphologies of rock formations explore the crossover between the elemental and the organic, the evident and the inexplicable.

“There is so much these rocks have to say”…