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Tracy Rocca  Albuquerque, NM

'Spark II'
Oil on Polyester over Panel
Oil on Polyester over Panel

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About Tracy

Tracy Rocca was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She moved frequently as a child, finally settling in Seattle to study advertising at the University of Washington. As a painter, she is largely self-taught.

Explorations with alkyd and blurred photographs are what inspired her first paintings. Rocca enjoys painting for its therapeutic qualities. Each of her paintings is built up of thin layers. During this process, a trademark luminous glow emerges in the centre of the canvas, which is intended as a meditative focus point. ‘The goal of my work is to create a place where the mind can rest,’ she says.

Since 2001, her work has been exhibited across the United States. Rocca is now a mother of two and paints in her home studio in Albuquerque.

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'New Mexico'



10 of 55 reactions displayed

"Oh! Let me find my glasses."

"_Reminds me of a piece I saw in a was pure white. I can't see the strength of thought and creativity."

"SHINING I am seeing it.This is TOMORROW"

"They look out of focus to me ... like I've just woken up (as someone else commented) but for me it's all blurry until I put in my contacts. They would give me a headache if I looked at them too long. Guess I don't get is either."

"Simply elegant..."

"MY REVIEWpic a; mutation of light formspic b; trnsition of light into the dwelling of shades."

"Reminds me of when I lived in New Mexico and I was missing the waters of the Pacific Northwest. I would stare out in the distance at the heat vapors and squint to blur my felt like I was looking out over the water."

"I don't know about these pieces. They're thought provoking yes, but they remind me of when you zone out and your eyes slightly cross and everything blurs together. Which is interesting, there's just something about them that doesn't appeal to me. I guess if I went to a gallery to see them I would be disappointed. I applaud the artist though its a very unique idea!"

"My parents moved around a lot also when I was a child....but I always found them."

"Can't see it.....get it in focus and let us see what art beholds us."

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