“I couldn’t stop looking at it for 5 minutes, or maybe more”
“You do beautiful works of art Dorothy.  Each one is an adventure, visually”
These are quotes reflecting two recent responses to my work; I couldn’t ask for more, in terms of how I want my art to affect viewers.

I have always had a sense of whimsy and play in my work. What I perceive as the present state of absurdity in the country and the world, now adds another element; some of my new work, such as “Eavesdropping and Broadcasting Device”, “Theater of the Absurd”and “Shelter in Place” reflect that notion.

Throughout my development, I have used abstraction, sometimes combining it with observation, memory, symbolism, and invention. My recent collages use fragments of  both prior work that’s being repurposed, and specifically painted and drawn elements. I enjoy  making a collage that creates order out of previously unrelated passages. Surprises and connections of design that occur in the process are part of both the challenge and the fun.

 I created a series of small oil paintings in 2017. I now plan new paintings that will reflect the spirit of my recent collages.

I embrace the idea of each work “being an adventure”, not only for the viewer, but for me, as well.




 

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