Breaking Light

The series Breaking Light (oil on canvas), now over fifty abstract paintings and drawings, begins in the observation of the Cannon River flood in Minnesota in 2010. The river’s flooded banks in the Northfield Arboretum dramatically changed the local landscape and environment. Trees and branches were submerged and tangled, and reflections on the water captured what was near and far. I am interpreting the broken and altered landscape through the light and color of abstract painting. The cacophony I found in the layered reflections and transparencies of the river and the material abundance of the broken ground it covers, invite the viewer to experience the volatility of tensions and resolutions that have an echo in our subjective experience. (2010-2017)

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