CPSA Wellesley, MA
Cairn Triptych, 9½ x 29" (24 x 74 cm) DERWENT / MACPHERSON’S ART AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL MERIT Artist Statement I have been exploring different ways of drawing stones for over 10 years, my most recognized work being arranging them in bowls of water and playing with the reflections, light, color distortion, meniscus and bird’s-eye view compositions. This cairn series is partly inspired by the color field paintings by Mark Rothko, and reading Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color. The stones have become a stepping point for stacking color and reducing the images to a simplified essence. This drawing is my first triptych.