Sunday, March 10, 2013

BEAUTY: Art--Louise Brooks

I love Louise Brooks' astute Artist Statement about her abstract work:
"I am intrigued by the possibilities that emerge when I decline to allow a painting to take on a literal meaning or storyline. My current painting process is based on working with forms—separating, merging, and layering them—until they have gained some substance. As one dominant shape begins to emerge, its composite elements continue to flow freely throughout, binding that shape to its surroundings and diagramming their correspondences. By allowing simple shapes to dominate, to become subjects of paintings, I feel more able to examine subtle states of being and mind."

Top to bottom: Biography VI; Butte-Silver Bow #12; Rock Homes (City Playgrounds); Stone Marker V; Stone Marker II; Untitled

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