Over the last two weeks, we’ve been passing along images from the upcoming Trinity Perspectives show at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. You can see our previous postings here and here. Here’s the rest of the images that I have to show, along with some artist statements. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Trinity Perspectives when it opens on Saturday.
Devon Nowlin, Meditative Elements Produce Beneficial Effects: I researched images of the river from the early 20th century and chose one of a Clear Fork flood in 1935 as my source for the river to bring together images of past and present/environment vs man. The figure in the painting exerts a calm and guiding force over the turbulent nature of the water.
Patricia Murphy, Untitled: In this hot, sunny climate, the flowing Trinity is a luxury – precious and vulnerable.
Julie Bozzi, After the Rain: This painting is from a group of on-site works of the same location, executed at the same time of day – sunset – over the period of one year. Together, they function as a set of mug shots of the place where victims of three unrelated murders were found over the previous year. I think of it as a frame from an ongoing film.
Pam Summers, Untitled: The Trinity River makes me happy. I spent happy times of my childhood on the paddle boats on the Trinity River just off University Drive. More recently, many hours have been spent biking along her banks. I had the great opportunity to create two tile mosaics for Streams and Valleys at the White Settlement Trailhead and in Trinity Park. I took my basic design elements used in those art works and incorporated them into this piece. Visually there are three elements: the rolling landscape, the river that weaves through it and each curve unveiling something new and the ever changing sky. I hope this piece creates a sense of happiness and a peaceful state of mind.