Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dream House

Sometimes the sea...
38" x 38"
Mixed Media

Its always the work itself that motivates me to update this blog, and since returning to Seattle from my fourth residency in Boston, I have only just returned to painting. Filling my hours up until now has been time well spent in "Thesisville" where I have been thinking, reading, writing and thinking writing and reading some more. Here is my working abstract:

Dream House

Exploring mental and physical space within the landscape reflects my sense of "Home" and my relationship to the larger world. Placing myself in a long continuum of artists from Caspar David Friedrich to photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, I am depicting the psychic and physical space of the landscape from perspectives of observation and immersion. Through this investigation I have found direct connections between space, process and the idea of "Home". As a metaphor for home, the landscape depicts our containment in the universe, evoking a density of experience that engages both physcial and psychological space.

Digitally manipulated photograph
Walton County, Florida, 2010


  1. Hi Janet
    Nice to come by art that is working, strong feeling.
    Wish you all the best, keep on pushing.

  2. Thank you so much David! It was a real treat to see your work as well, and its strength made your comment all the more meaningful. All the best to you as well - live the dream.

  3. Hi Janet! Your new painting is very inspiring. Good luck with the thesis.