FIERCE CREATURES | by SANDRA CHARLAP / June 8 - July 2, 2010
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Inhabiting a strange, private world all my own, these fierce little creatures have emerged from my subconscious.
Painted in a mad flurry at the start of spring on the first glorious day they sprouted on the boards and papers and
canvases as if they were just waiting to appear.
This type of painting is completely new to me. I have been accustomed to painting and drawing things that are reality based,
often stylized but very much steeped in the recognizable world. This new series pushes aside control and has allowed me the
freedom to add, subtract and complement what is on the surface at any given time. I look at these paintings as something akin
to Jazz music. There is a form and structure, however in a constant state of viewing (as opposed to listening) I have reactive
responses that can shape and shift the painting utterly from where it had begun.
A fascination with the sea has always been inherent in my work, but I have also opened the door to new landscapes and the
flora and fauna that inhabit them. I have decided to work in acrylic as well as acrylic mediums, pen and ink and colored pencil
to work these paintings out. This material is also new to me and has been incredible fun to work with.
I hope you enjoy viewing this work as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.