"Transformative Light, Real & Imagined," solo exhibition
The Historic Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, Bronxville Women's Club
April 2019, opening reception April 7, 2-4 P.M.
I began with a series of drawings on mylar created from dozens of photos that have been spliced and physically collaged together. This allows me to represent this structure in a way that does not exist in reality. I am using multiple perspectives to explore the component of time...In a sense extending the moment as if to walk around the structure. I am now extending the work into composite digital photos. I am planning mixed media work on top of these images as well as multiple version presented as a single piece.
I often stay with a subject for a while, sometimes even years. The site, or subject becomes a part of my visual imagination often suggesting the interjecting of objects or effects from other sources.
I react to my environment, internalizing the objects I focus on. The paintings then come from a synthesis of these subjects, as they first existed and as I imagine them. The light always has an extraordinary way of transforming reality, suggesting a sense of an extended moment in time as the viewer visually travels through the work. This psychological perceptual challenge is at the center of my work.
I take numerous photographs of my subjects giving me the visual information I will need for my manipulations. I collage the photos digitally or with scissors and glue creating multiple macquettes. I want to consider the possibilities.