"This work is inspired by natural and architectural elements"
This work is inspired by natural and architectural elements. I abstract forms from my photographs and sketches that evolve and are evocative of interiors, landscapes, cityscapes and aerial views. Much of the work is mixed media on wood panel. I use acrylic paint, charcoal, conté pencil, paper as collage, and plaster. Some of my work is created in wet plaster and color is painted into it. This creates a depth that I scribe into or scrape through to reveal the layer below. Some of the work is acrylic alone, painted in transparent veils of color that may reveal the panel surface. The defined division of space that I create represents time. The paintings hold and recall representations of place. -BARBARA RAWLS www.barbararawls.com