Of Water and Spirit

 

These paintings begin in my observations of the constantly shifting light, color, and forms found in the surface patterns of various creeks and streams that I frequent.  From these beginnings in the natural world, these paintings continue to evolve, transform, and reinterpret these phenomena within the poetry of the paint medium in order to realize a more complete synthesis of observation, imagination, and material.  The increasing abstraction of these paintings moves them further from a literal interpretation of the natural world to possibly suggest the latent imagery of a world, at once shadowy and glittering, where spirit and matter meet. 

 

--Patrick Adams, 2012

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Of Water and Spirit

Of Water and Spirit

 

These paintings begin in my observations of the constantly shifting light, color, and forms found in the surface patterns of various creeks and streams that I frequent.  From these beginnings in the natural world, these paintings continue to evolve, transform, and reinterpret these phenomena within the poetry of the paint medium in order to realize a more complete synthesis of observation, imagination, and material.  The increasing abstraction of these paintings moves them further from a literal interpretation of the natural world to possibly suggest the latent imagery of a world, at once shadowy and glittering, where spirit and matter meet. 

 

--Patrick Adams, 2012

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