JEAN BURDICK

In my paintings and works on paper, I use landscape photographs from trail hikes. I fuse drawing, painting and silkscreen printing techniques to make repeating patterns and forms that create new, implied and unexpected relationships.

Elements of nature are magnified, overlapped and obscured, reflecting the continual growth and change, which is the touchstone of the natural world. The work suggests multiple associations by offering layers of color, texture and information, allowing meaning to remain fluid.

Experimentation guides the process of selection and informs the direction of each subsequent layer. Some are defined, others subdued. By altering the scale of the forms and elements, the work suggests “Shared Origins”: cellular structures, earth and landscape formations and my experience of the natural world.

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