“Water Tower and Collage”, 12″ x 12″ (c) Barbara J. Hart
Here’s another painting in the Water Tower Series. The water tower, collage images and shell come together by association. The images coexist through abstraction. Each image serves as a symbol of an idea, an object in time. In the painting process, images emerge and disappear. Stencils are added and erased. Sometimes an image gets wiped away or sanded out to reveal underlying layers. Each object affects the other as elements shift within the picture plane. The working of the surface represents the passage of time.