Dorothea Osborn

Artist Statement

The tension between measured time and lived time is the at the heart of my painting practice in which I place abstract painted and drawn elements in tension with found objects in works that range from inches to many feet in scale. The fragmentation of materials, cut and sewn, or adhered back together, embody temporal ruptures and repairs. Viewers can become absorbed in the timeless experience of the ethereal colors and expressive forms, and three-dimensional elements impinging on their space will eventually call for them to think about historical components and their own body’s unfolding relationship to the object over time. My long-standing interest in temporality has been reshaped in recent years with the urgency of  the human condition and my reflections on the indigenous people and climate change. Incorporating found objects, three dimensional qualities, synergic relationships, I think about the life span of our debris in contrast to our own.

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Saratoga Arts

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