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From the 2005 exhibition Elusive Containment, Reformation II is a mixed media painting. Media used include: acrylic paint, collaged hand-made paper, acrylic medium/marble dust.
The vessel, archetypal in its nature, has meaning for all. We each have our own stories that could be expressed through an exploration of this form. These open bowls are for me, just such an exploration – a visual expression of a particular moment in my life.
Everything about these works; the dimensions, the textures, the collaged materials, the painted circular shapes – all these things are chosen elements. They are elements that I have brought together to form mixed media artworks. The creation of the work is a finite process. The fact that there is a solid final end product, ironically, is the antithesis of some of the very ideas and thoughts that I am exploring here.
Each of the Reformation Bowls from the Elusive Containment series is like a page from a visual diary that emerged during my time at the Harrison Artist Retreat where I was the artist-in- residence during the spring of 2005. At that time I was recovering from a series of surgeries and this was my time of healing but really the personal story behind the work is only my story. As I said .... the vessel itself is archetypal in it's own nature and there is room for the viewer here in these open linear bowls as well ...
Everything is change. Nothing stands still. From one breath to the next I am transformed in the great and grand flow that permeates all aspects of my being.

Reformation II
Reformation II
mixed media on cradled wood panel
12"x12"
2005