Update: “Seeking the Numinous” oil on linen is now in a private collection in Rochester, NY. Recently it was selected for inclusion in a Literary Magazine: “The Write Place at the Write Time” Spring Issue.
Nicole M. Bouchard, Member NLAPW
“Seeking the Numinous” (2013) oil on linen, 36 X 36″, juried for
inclusion in the National, “Stories We Tell”, Catalog Publication;
curated by Karen Gutfreund and sponsored by the National Women’s Caucus
for Art, NYC.
The above work is part of a series, following is a brief statement about the work.
“In creating these works I sought to reveal cultural awareness and meaning as interpreted through the experience of seeing. The abstractness of the paintings invites the viewer to seek meaning within the surface. These abstract works embody the richness and tapestry of displaced cultures crossing borders and intertwining their lives into other lands. Abstraction of color and line embodies the whole rather than singling out one culture from another. By employing abstraction I was able to create a textile appearance with rich color and line to represent the psychological challenges that displaced peoples encounter when entering into unfamiliar surroundings. The textile appearance also represents the importance of clothing to cultural identify. By intermixing universal symbolism through the calligraphic line drawn into the surfaces I strive to create a shared language that symbolizes the strength of these people to survive and continue their lives without losing their inherent culture.”
Linda Bigness (excerpt from Artist Statements and Painting Process) c. 2013
New work on view at the Cazenovia Artisans. This artist’s cooperative is unique in that all of the artists are active in the gallery on a rotating basis seven days a week. My corner features some of my abstract encaustic works reflecting my concern with nature and the environment. I love meeting new people as they come in to see all the exciting work on display. There are many stories to discover at the
Take an Encaustic Workshop!
Exploring Encaustic with Linda Bigness
All materials, equipment, and instruction provided; $150. A small materials kit will be available for sale if you wish to take home some supplies.
This is an opportunity for a one-on-one, instruction in the artist’s studio–an unparalleled opportunity to study the encaustic process in the artist’s creative environment.
This one-day, personalized workshop is for beginners or experienced artists. Most participants take home two finished encaustic tiles.
10 am – 5 pm with lunch break following demonstrations.
The workshop is limited to 4 participants.
Call or email me to register for the June 23, 2018 workshop.
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Seeking the Grape, oil on linen 20 X 60″ was purchased recently by collectors from the
Quintus Gallery Watkins Glen, NY. This recent series of work takes a frolicking landscape view through the vineyards and farmlands of the Fingerlakes. I am taking from my visual memory all the colors and shapes observed while driving along the beautiful countryside surrounding the lakes.
More work in the series is being created at my studio in Syracuse, N.Y. Visit my site at http://www.studio245.net to view my latest pieces. It has been quite a journey thus far.