Paula Keppie
Waiting in the Bardo
Field Notes
Mixed media
Minstrel Song
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Artist Statement:

 

As an artist and poet, I’m interested in those threshold spaces where language gives way to images – and texture and color might take over.  My work is influenced by years of study in fiber art, cross cultural symbols and ritual, and the codes and music I find everywhere present, most often in the natural environment.

 

In these paintings I use a lot of primary color and deliberate whimsy and childlike flourishes.  The works are most often on wood, which gives me more freedom to create layers of paint, marks, texture – a metaphor perhaps for the ways we uncover meaning in ourselves, and the ways music and poetry give shape to our lives.