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Wave
Oil on panel
5x5
2010
Small Bloom
Oil on canvas.
5x5.
2010
Carnelian
Oil, spore prints on linen
42x42.
2010
Eddy
Oil on panel
5x5
2010
Quince
Oil on panel.
5x5.
2010
Koan, Russett Berries
Oil, spore prints on panel
14x14
2010
Installation at Chehalem Cultural Center 2011
Koan, Flow, Black Pearls
Oil on panel, spore prints.
14x14
2010
Installation at Chehalem Cultural Center 2011
Creation
Oil. Spore prints on panel
42x48
2011
Creation
Oil. Spore prints on panel
42x48
2011

DRIFT

Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg. OR 2011

The paintings included explore and hopefully question the shifts that are occurring in the natural world, when the elements are manipulated into new forms by experiments conducted in a lab. They pose questions about the interlaced effects that are set off unknowingly when the “enhanced” elements are introduced into a formerly balanced environment. The paintings foreground the use of the multiple, but with each component made by hand, embedded in oil and resin strata. I invited Brenda Mallory to share her work along with mine, as I sensed we were exploring similar territory, but in different forms.