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Artist Statement by Carol T​​aylor-Kearney:  WORKS ON WOOD

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The wood I use comes from found pieces—the leftovers from other uses.  They metaphorically have a “memory”, a past life.  On the boards I salvage, I carve, gesso, and paint landscapes of farmland areas near my home that are being developed.  On scraps with marks and paint

on them, I allow the marks to suggest the abstracted landscape.  On still other panels I stain the wood, gesso in the silhouettes of objects from, and/or glue on a photograph of a

still life I am directly observing and painting.  In all of these endeavors my objective is the same although the results can differ-- to work with and through the found, the ordinary, the mundane. 

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