A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to have Vertigo and Erosion on display at the lovely South Windham Vermont Art Exhibit. I’m talking with other galleries now and hope to see the rest of the paintings framed and on exhibit somewhere this fall. After a several year hiatus from showing art while I was a high school teacher, I realize that I need to re-write a curriculum vitae, as I finally begin to pursue my career as an artist. Put that on the to-do list.
To that end, last night while painting and looking at my living space filled with art, clarity about what I’m communicating through my work has begun to surface, and I believe the artist statement below is beginning to summarize my work:
The Process of Remembering
The surreal scenery depicted in this body work is created through a dichotomy of memories and experiences. I find myself influenced by my ecology, as it moves between urban landscapes and a life connected to nature. I see the structures of civilization intertwined with the flow of water, eroding rocks, rotten wood. The details of my environment shifting through my own evolution. I consider these paintings reflections of how time disorients and layers my experiences into combined memories. The play between organic and man-made, structure and chaos reflects the duality of my own personal journey.