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
When Penny picked me up to go to Linda Bigness’ art reception, I thought we were going to Oswego, New York. But it turns out that SUNY Oswego has a campus annex here in Syracuse, New York at… Read more here…Building A Narrative by Karen Tash
Working at my studio getting ready for November’s show at the Edgewood Gallery and the Delavan Center open studios. Both opening November 7th 2014! Mark your calendars everyone! Artwork on view: Encaustic/Fiber/Paper on Birch. “Emergent Metaphors” 2014 — at Studio 245 Linda Bigness Artist by Design.
Following is a video of my last 6 weeks as a teaching artist for the children of the Say Yes Afterschool Program. It has been a very rewarding experience. Enjoy the show.