Circular Time

 |  April 20, 2018

Circular Time

Circular Time, encaustic mixed media, 6×6 inches
currently at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery

Take me back to the days when time ran in circles and cycles and when the moon was just as important as the sun….

I just shipped this small mixed media painting out to the Cappaert Gallery for their 2018 season. Along with the paintings, I had to send an updated resume/bio/statement. When I was looking through my files I was bewildered that it had been over two years since I updated any of these. 2017 was really a blur to me. Resume required plugging in shows and other events. I wrote my original artist statement years ago and ever since I have refined it and added to it. I see it as a constant work in progress, much as myself. Always growing and learning, but at the core always steadfast to my values and beliefs. It’s all circles back to that.

Sometimes for certain shows, I’ll narrow my artist statement further or write something just for that show. So it will usually be a bit shorter. But this what my work is about. The gist of me.

Here is my tweaked artist statement:

I am drawn to the inherent beauty and spirit of the natural world, and my artwork is a personal dialogue that reaches into the stillness of that spirit. Through both imagery and medium, I create organic pieces that speak to the cycles of life, growth and decay, memory and the passage of time.

My mixed media paintings incorporate moments captured by my original photographs with the richness of paint and a variety of media, creating a bridge between two worlds – the real and the reconstructed. I lay down layers of paint and pieces of photo transfers, papers, fibers, wood and metal to create depth in both form and meaning. The canvas becomes a multilayered surface that speaks to both the visual and tactile senses. This integration of diverse layers creates an intimate connection that invites exploration. My artwork aims to reveal the beautiful melancholy and the fragile imperfection of the life around and within.

The health of our planet and the destruction of our natural resources are issues that I am very concerned about. My work reflects an ongoing dialogue with the natural world and my interactions with it. My outdoor installations, often created using foraged or recycled materials, focus on environmental issues and seek to engage and educate the public about these concerns.

2 Comments

  1. by Shelley Brockway on April 21, 2018  10:46 am Reply

    You are such a beautiful person and one I am so fortunate to know. Love you and your work.

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on April 23, 2018  9:27 am Reply

      Thank you so much Shelley, you are so kind to say that and it brightened my morning to read this. I hope I see you again soon!

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