My poetic abstractions spring from meditations on nature and from memories that are distilled into single dramatic moments. The energetic surfaces imply an ongoing tension between freedom and containment, edging the viewer closer to that place where chaos can erupt into clarity. The color white suggests notions of purity and simplicity and unifies the disparate objects. The deliberate juxtapositions of forms and exag-gerations of color choices, provide clues to content and in-terpretation. BIO Sirarpi’s artwork is in many collections nationally and in-ternationally. She has received awards and exhibited her work in galleries throughout Europe and the United States. She lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts. Sirarpi is an artist member of Gallery263 in Cambridge, MA and Gallery Z in Providence, she serves on the boards of Cambridge Art Association and Non-Profit Net in Mas-sachusetts. She is the principal of Consult and Design, a small-business IT consulting firm. She is the co-founder and director of Art Without Borders, an online commu-nity that champions the rights of artists. In Europe, Sirarpi worked with artists Andrej Woron, Mi-lan Knížák, and Peter Erskine, and in the USA, with Tim-othy Harney, Jon Imber and Ati Gropius. As an engineer at Biotroniks in Berlin, Germany, her team designed pace-makers. At Honeywell in Lexington, MA, she worked on infrared imaging systems.