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ART FACULTY SHOW 2012: Recent Work by SRJC Faculty

February 21 – March 15, 2012

Woodsmoke
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Natalie Robb-Wilder, Woodsmoke, 2012
Pastel/acrylic on linen

Artist’s Statement

Visually, I am struck by situations that engage me with their transitional nature.
I work with my art to find ways to respond that prompt me to become involved in seeing all over again.

I want my work to invite losing and finding. Beginning this drawing, Woodsmoke, I was intrigued with the way light and smoke transformed my attention to relative distance and brought my eye to intimate details of texture and unexpected color.

As I worked, I wanted to let the completed image reflect the entire process of finding – from the underlying sketching, forming and re-forming to the last touches. Along the way, I lost some of the inevitable preconceptions that I had before this drawing, and found a bit of an opening to seeing new treasure. In the end, it’s the work that guides the artist to find out wonder.

Natalie Robb-Wilder, January 2012