Mary Anne Carley
Dennis Di Vicenzo
Judy Gibson King
Crown of Thorns
by Audrey Lee
Acrylic, 2007, 9.5" x 9.5"
to painting about twelve years ago in order to balance a professional
life focused on the written and spoken word. The problem
for me is that while words are powerful, still they have their limits. As
Edward Hopper put it, “If you could say it in words, there’d
be no reason to paint.” So paint I have in order to express
those things that are otherwise inexpressible.
Currently I am working on
a contemporary Stations of the Cross that focuses on the expressive
hands of the participants in that holy drama. The concept dates
back a dozen years but only last year did I begin actual work on it.
I have intentionally kept the size small in hopes the series might
be used either devotionally or liturgically. I hope to finish it by
the end of the year.
I began with watercolor, studying
with Carmen Lund. I have since gleefully branched out into collage and
mixed media as well as acrylics. My work varies from abstract to fairly
representational as need be. Travel informs my art but so do dreams and shards
of everyday life. The common thread is the deep sense of mystery that pervades
all life and which cannot be said in words.