Barbara Takenaga’s paintings are like looking at an underwater kingdom, cosmic horizons dazzling in their infinite and radiant beauty. Swirls of graduated dots move across the painting like tentacles and sleeping sea urchins lurk beneath shimmering seas. There is real order to this seemingly chaotic pattern keeping the viewer both engaged and mesmerized at the same time. Formerly a printmaker, Barbara Takenaga lives and works in New York and Williamstown, MA. You can see more of her precise worlds at










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