Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just Passing Through: Wyoming Paintings

It's been six months since I left my residency in Wyoming (Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts). I've finally gotten around to compiling all of the work I created there, or shortly after returning.

Bits and pieces of the collection (below) have been in other shows from coast to coast. Others are hanging in new homes. But for the sake of them all being together in one place, they are having a little reunion here. Together, I call them "Just Passing Through."

[Leave Something Behind, acrylic and transfer print on panel, 28" x 18"]
[Note to Self, acrylic and transfer print on panel, 28" x 18"]
[Unlocking, acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"]
[Passing Time, acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"]
[Kindling, acrylic on panel, 24" x 16"]
[Apology, acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"]
[Something Borrowed, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Equilibrium, acrylic on paper, 22" x 30"]
[Dear Baby, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Introductions, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 7" x 21"]
[Modify, acrylic on panel, 7" x 21"]
[Between the Snows, acrylic on panel, 7" x 21"]
[Cocoon, acrylic on panel, 7" x 21"]
[Intervene, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 7" x 21"]
[Lava Soap, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Encampment, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Biggie, Squirt, Moose, and Smalls, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Waning Gibbous, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Pause, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Fate or Luck?, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Systema Naturœ, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Francis Field, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"]
[Thaw, acrylic on paper, 30" x 22"]
[Jane, acrylic and ephemera on shaped canvas, 14" x 11"]
[John, acrylic and ephemera on shaped canvas, 14" x 11"]
[Studio B, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 8" x 4"]
[Valedictory, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 8" x 4"]
[Blend Well, acrylic and ephemera on panel, 8" x 4"]
[A Series of Events, acrylic, ephemera, and transfer prints on panel, 5.5" x 22"]
[Departures, acrylic and transfer print on panel, 21" x 7"]

Funny how much clings on when you're just passing through. Like burrs. Not big thorny ones, but little fuzzy ones that you don't notice until you get back to wherever you came from. It's not until they plant themselves, grow, and thrive -- giving the local flora a run for its money -- that you realize you've brought them home with you. 


-Sarah