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March: Norma Greenwood
June: Raul Villarreal
September: Richard Buntzen
December: Linda Jacobs

MARCH: NORMA GREENWOOD a

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“Pillows contain our breath and dreams.”

The current (enclosed) series, “ Interior Landscapes” is a bridge between being, imagination and experience. Using the bed is a kind of shorthand for calling up associations that speak of intimacy solitude and relationships the shapes are meant to be sensuous, voluptuous. Perhaps the unmade bed captures the shadows left by dreams The subject is both metaphysical, bringing up associations with dreams and the life we live when asleep, and anthropological; traces of that life we lived in our sleep which are left behind in the morning on the unmade bed.

In my paintings as well as work in other media, patterns and contrast have always played an important role. My art explores the intersection between abstraction and figuration. There is movement and flow in my work, which has been compared to paintings that characterized the Futurist Art movement. Modern Dance and especially works by Martha Graham often motivate me. Passages of transparency and movement described in my painting “Sunday Morning”, were inspired by Graham’s ballet titled “White Bird”.

My work is an invitation to stop for a moment, to breathe, to see the beauty in the details around us.

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ROUND MIDNIGHT
OIL ON CANVAS
20 X 20, 2012

INTERIOR LANDSCAPE III
OIL ON CANVAS
30 X 30, 2012

DOMESTIC SCENE I
 OIL ON CANVAS
38 X 42, 2010

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BEFORE MORNING
OIL ON CANVAS
30 X 30, 2012

IDEOLOGICAL CONNECTION
OIL ON CANVAS
36 X 42, 2012

SUNDAY MORNING
OIL ON CANVAS
36 X 36, 2011

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STAR  FALL
OIL ON CANVASSTAR  FALL
OIL ON CANVAS
40 X 40, 2013

JUBILATION
OIL ON CANVAS
30X30, 2013

BEDSIDE
OIL ON BOARD
10 X 12, 2013

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NIGHT SHADE
OIL ON COATED PAPER
28 X 40, 2013

MAPPING THE DREAM
OIL ON CANVAS
30 x 30 oil, 2010  

MARIGOLD
OIL ON CANVAS
30 x 30, 2012


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