I have moved back to natural subject matter as the basis of my painting compositions. I’ve been looking closely at what lies beneath a few inches of water at the edge of Seneca Lake. Moving water and sunlight create magnification, reflection, distortion, and layers of complexity. It seems that no matter how “micro” I go, the same level of detail exists to be seen. It looks like the very small scale and the very large scale of reality are essentially the same. I’m enjoying the suggestive visual properties of this mystery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to make sculpture or painting for about 40 years. My work includes historical bronze figures of women’s rights activists, satirical bronze businessmen figures, bronze portraits, fictional ancient technology, installation, set design for schools and community theater and my daughter’s circus theater company, landscapes, tablescapes, and “Through Two Inches of Seneca Lake.” I live on Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York.
© Cherry Rahn