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I use images of light and shadow to describe a fleeting moment as though the passage of time is holding it’s breath. My images are shorthand for calling up associations that speak about intimacy, solitude and relationships. I love the idea that pillows contain our breath and dreams and the sensory experience of the journey traveled at night; that the folds and creases of a rumpled bed are mysterious evidence of someone having been there.
By focusing on commonplace objects, I highlight the everyday, routine and unremarkable moments -the tiny threads that make up the tapestry of life.
STARRY NIGHT 42 x 48 oil on canvasI look up at the stars and wonder , how many other beings are looking down at us tonight?DOMESTIC SCENE II oil on canvas 36 x 36I can never have too many pillows! Luxury and comfort-I love it.SUNDAY MORNINGLight fills this room and defines the ethereal edges of the forms.
SUNDAY MORNING was exhibited New Foundation for the Arts, 2012, the Kimmel gallery, NYU, 2013, The College of St. Elizabeth, NJ, 2013, Bridging The Gap, NY, 2013; featured in HEKtOEN magazine, 2013, FEATURE magazine, 2012.JUBILATION oil on canvas 36 x 36I was playing with pattern and color as I kept thinking of the glorious paintings I've seen by Matisse.
JUBILATION --Exhibited at the Armory Show 2012.
Current on exhibit Pierro Gallery S Orange, NJSOFT LANDING- OIL ON CANVAS 30 X 40This is my story of a lovely stay in Spain. Instead of an alarm clock, the local birds and the fragrant morning air in Barcelona greeted me every morning.BARCELONA - OIL ON CANVAS 30 X 40Each day I was greeted with new things to discover. Instead of an alarm clock, the local birds and the fragrant morning air in Barcelona greeted me every morning.IDEOLOGICAL CONNECTIONA flag or stripes on a bed. The image is sumptuous and compelling.
This painting was exhibited in the Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, 2012, The Kimmel Gallery, NYU, 2013; featured in HEKTOEN magazine 2013, and The Artist Catalogue, 2014.NEST oil on teraskin. 30 x 40A room becomes a home when it's filled with things you love.
NEST was the 2014 selection for CURATE NY.DAYBREAK SEASIDE oil on Teraskin 30 x 40Warm sun and fragrant aroma of fresh coffee and croissant-what a lovely way to start the day!TRAVELER'S PAUSE oil on canvas 24 x 30Unexpected luxury in an airport hotel-a nice surprise after a long day of travel.DOMESTIC SCENE I oil on canvas. 42 x 48Home can be a warm nest, a cocoon, the place for two to hide from winter winds.NEW MORNING 24 x 24 oil on canvasI am inspired by the effect of sunlight on white linens. It seems to add subtle color to the forms.DOMESTIC SCENE III oil on canvas 30 x 30Sometimes these paintings of pillows remind me of landscape .BEDSCAPESAll images copyright Norma Greenwood An icompendium Site