8th Avenue View
oil on panel
12 x 9 in.
My paintings are a study of the domestic interior where the familiar notion of “home” is fraught with conflicting feelings of entrapment and private repose. The images are created by a distillation of perception and memory, where color and light convey a world psychologically and spiritually charged.
Architectural space serves as a formal and conceptual device to establish boundaries and duality between the interior and exterior worlds. The interior is also a metaphor for my ruminating mind, preoccupied by nostalgia, longing, and loss. In re-presenting a space imbued with intimacy and emptiness, my intention is to offer the viewer a still moment for meditation and contemplation.
© Mary Connelly