JEAN BURDICK

Through my observations of the natural world over the passage of time, I am inspired by the layering of light, pattern, texture and color. I am interested in the fragility of nature in a changing environment.  I draw on my photographs of landscapes, which record light, shadow and memory

In the studio process, I build each successive layer of pattern, texture, shape and color. Beginning with silkscreen printing, I enhance the image by drawing, painting, printing and experimental mark-making. Each layer magnifies, overlaps, obscures or otherwise enhances the layers that came before.

Reimagining what I have observed, I am able to reference the natural world without being constrained by it. These impressions tell a story of the connections and ever- changing relationships within the seasons. The images can be narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and regeneration.

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