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A Translucent Network of Minimal Surprises (cont)

Last week I posted my painterly response to this statement by poet Jorge Luis Borges,  Years of solitude had taught him that, in one’s memory, all days tend to be the same, but that there is not a day, not even in jail or in the hospital, which does not bring surprises, which is not a translucent network of minimal surprises. It was the words translucent and minimal that caught my eye and mind and made me think about my painting process.  The idea being that really seeing and understanding requires us to look at subtle shifts in our day to day lives.  And with memory, these surprises are not clearly articulated happenings, but more like traces of emotions and experiences.  I like to think that we are made up, as are my paintings, of these translucent layers which over time trap our experiences and form a life force and energy.  It is this light –this inexplicable force– that we’re drawn to in both humanity and in nature’s atmosphere.   Okay this is all a bit rambling, but as I said before, the idea is still formulating itself–as is my artistic response to it.  This is today’s studio effort.  

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    SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

    203 PROSPECT ST

    Bellingham WA  98225

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    Sharon Kingston is a Northwest WA oil painter who uses the properties of her medium to create paintings that respond to both the atmosphere of her surroundings and poetry. This method of looking inward and outward and, in the moments of painting, finding her way on the canvas is her approach to creating paintings infused with poetry and the memory of landscape. The atmospheric element of her work is a testament to her desire to create spaces that are undefined, contemplative and allow room to reflect and accept uncertainty. Poetry, by nature open ended, is used both in the conceptualization of the work and as a part of the studio practice. The words of Rainer Rilke have informed Sharon’s work for many years, but she also turns to contemporary poetry when it resonates with her life. She uses layers of transparent color, reveals forms by concealing and unearthing pentimenti and suggests elements of landscape in her process.