Janet Bloch

Creative Power
acrylic and mixed on panel
36 x 28 in.

This painting is part of a series meant to convey the play of energy generated between the industrial and natural elements of the landscape. As an Indiana artist transplanted from Chicago, I am acutely attuned to the peculiarities and uniqueness of this region’s topography. These environs have inspired and presented me with a new vocabulary of forms. Power lines come in an assortment of configurations and remind me of totem poles, carnival rides and family relationships. These structures rise up from the landscape next to sand dunes, blue herons and Lake Michigan.

Janet Bloch is the three-time recipient of the CAAP grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship and the Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Fellowship.

© Janet Bloch