Our Artist Statements
David's Artist Statement
My artwork takes many forms. I go from cartoons that play on words to the social statements on current events. I am constantly sketching both on the computer and paper. I tend to work and rework an idea until I am satisfied that the image I have will convey my message.
I use a variety of materials and processes in my pieces. They may include found objects, metal, beads, yarn or other items that link my ideas to the message of the
piece. I have found that juxtaposing my whimsical pieces with my serious ones helps me to balance myself.
I tend to work in a series with my pieces as one idea often leads to another. Having pieces grouped around specific themes gives me a more cohesive body of work. The research I spend on my social pieces often lead me to new avenues of interest.
Patricia's Artist Statement
I don't often set out to produce work of a specific genre. I fluctuate from representational work to abstract. Most of my work is done intuitively with just basic sketches and color blocks to give me a starting point. My work tends to morph as I add and subtract elements in my design process.
I am influenced by the color and textures around me. I am endlessly fascinated with stones, tree bark, grates, rust, peeling paint and the nuances of color and the surfaces of these objects. Carrying a camera almost constantly most of my photographic images are of these forms for future reference.
Though my art does not have a consistent theme, it does have a definite color bias. I was not aware of it until I had several of my pieces in an installation. It then became very apparent to me. I am more aware of my color preferences and track those combinations that work for the emotions I want to portray.