M A R Y M E A D
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Roses, 2010 oil on paper 30 x 22
Simple, familiar forms act as a point of entry when starting a new work. Sometimes the point of entry begins with the material - working with or against the austerity of concrete, with the surface “drawing” of plywood, or with the transparency and luminosity of water media. The ideas I pursue in any given project are often only understood to me as ideas worth pursuing once the process has commenced and I have begun a sort of wrestling match between the original thought and the material's ability to conform or respond. Often a flash of understanding emerges only after a period of time living with the work.
In my sculptural work I often manipulate the scale of an object or an image in an effort to subvert blind seeing or seeing blinded by memory. A core vocabulary of forms, sometimes only in fragments has emerged and retreated over the years each time altered by the changing environment and the deepening of my own experience. (2012)
Ocean Moon, 2012 woodblock with chine colle 30 x 22
Ocean Moon II, 2012 woodblock with chine colle 30 x 22