After months of steady work in the studio, the figures have left my paintings. Now, the focus has moved to the borders that separate us from a place or event. The pieces are named after places that depict that occurence or feeling. I hear songs in my head while I'm working, like REM's Fall on Me:
Buy the sky and sell the sky and tell the sky and tell the sky
Don't fall on me
This is my working artist's statement:
In these large-scale paintings, seas clash, storms form and pour over sun-soaked fields, and through it all the viewer is barred from the full experience. It is this experience of seeing the event, yet being kept from it, that is the point. The boundaries and fences simultaneously protect and limit. These black and white lines separate countries along borders, suspected criminals from others, and allow individuals to create a sense of self. Liminal experience is a fascination of the artist, who grew up as an attorney’s daughter, taught to see both sides of an issue and walk the line.
48" x 60" acyrlic on canvas