January:  Richard Earl
February:  Ann Marie Fitzsimmons
March:  Elissa Swanger
April:  Daniel Genova
May:  Al Vesselli
June:  Linda Aldrich
July:  Adel Khalaf
August:  Eva Marie Fitzsimmons
September:  Sarah Bass Aspe
October:  Francesca Azzara
November:  Kelly Schott
December:  Sheilagh Casey

DECEMBER - SHEILAGH CASEY

Artist Statement

My work primarily concerns the intersection of the personal and the collective.

In my current work, I explore themes of memory, time, and emergence. The “timelessness” of an artist’s work and its endurance, how it bears meaning through time, from the Paleolithic to the present, and, possibly, the future, is a continuing source of wonder and inspiration to me.

I have been working with oil and wax media for the past few years. The consistency of the paint, and its layering, allows me to work up to the surface, and also to excavate beneath the surface, to layers that may have been forgotten. Old layers become new, in ways that are often fresh and surprising. Thus exposed, the “old” paintwork can be left alone or reworked, becoming itself a metaphor for the historic artifact. The very material reality of paint must be honored.

Layering paint and wax also allows for atmospheric effect, primarily of mists and fogs, natural phenomena that have always intrigued me in the ways they mask and reveal form and light.


SHEILAGH


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1

Dancer
cold wax and oil mixed media
18 x 24 inches, 2015

2

Venus
cold wax and oil mixed media
18 x 24 inches, 2015

3

Mountain
cold wax and oil mixed media
18 x 24 inches, 2014

4

Sprout
cold wax and oil mixed media
12 x 12 inches, 2014


5

Ladder
cold wax and oil mixed media
 12 x 12 inches, 2016

6

Remembrance
cold wax and oil mixed media
40 x 28 inches, 2016

7

Waterfront
cold wax and oil mixed media
40 x 28 inches, 2016.

8

Meadowpoem
cold wax and oil mixed media
12 x 12 inches, 2014

 

 

 

 


9

Punctuated Whirl
cold wax and oil mixed media
18 x 24 inches, 2013

10

Memory Vessel
acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24 inches, 2012

11

Passage of Mercury
cold wax and oil mixed media
8 x 10 inches, 2013

12

Prayer for Compassion
cold wax and oil mixed media
8 x 10 inches, 2013


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