An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Lily Prince.
|1991 MFA Painting, Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts|
1984 BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design; European Honors Program, Italy
“I take to heart the adage that beauty is the greatest form of protest. Working en plein air, I attempt to take what I experience observationally in nature and translate it into a language of personal expression and universal significance. I consider myself an explorer of specific terrains, studying the atmosphere of diverse spaces. In these times of environmental and societal devastation, I consider it a political act to immerse myself in the landscape to record the natural beauty lurking there: perhaps to incite the arousal of sentiment, a stirring of connectedness.
For the past few years, my work has combined memory of past place with the patterns and light of New York’s Hudson Valley. Needing to work from a new place that would stimulate fresh color and gesture, I traveled to Italy this summer, where I was awarded a residency at The BAU Institute in Otranto. I made drawings and watercolors inspired by the light of the Adriatic Sea. From there, I went to Tuscany to draw and paint to replenish my work with new forms, patterns, colors and gestures. These works stand on their own but also function as research for larger studio works.
My works combine perception in the moment, memory of past space and aspiration of future place, creating an ordered chaos of the natural world. The repetition of marks and pattern suggest a reverberation –inherent in time and movement — like waves of sound, echoing infinitely. Perceiving landscape with synaesthesia, the varied textural elements within each space are, to me, aural. Sensory stimuli in nature trigger auditory as well as visual sensations. Interpretive observational gesture meets abstract mark-making. Textures abound in a myriad of rhythms, reflecting a symphonic sense of the compilation of time and space.” LP
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