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Tree of living things

Tree of living things

This body of work is based on my collection of evolutionary and Buddhist cosmological charts.  I am interested by the astounding ways these charts compress information and their use of both organic and geometric forms.

The act of painting, the scale and slight irregularity of each panel, the gesso I make — are all linked for me. The way forms are built out of the paint has a logic that cascades out of each previous decision. This makes painting a slow procedure; I let the brush strokes accumulate like coral reefs, anchored to their thematic starting points but growing organically out of a struggle with intervening ideas.

I relate this way of working to how we are in the world we continually construct our physical and social selves. 

harte copy.jpg
 encaustic, oil
and enamel  on panel  25” x  30" 






  
  
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encaustic, oil and enamel  on panel  25” x  30"

tree blue fixed w.jpg
gonebut not forgoten.jpg
forest copy.jpg
tree pinked.jpg
rayas copy.jpg
tree copy.jpg
time lines.jpg
DSCF1504.JPG
tree2.jpg
game-s10.jpg

Tree of living things

This body of work is based on my collection of evolutionary and Buddhist cosmological charts.  I am interested by the astounding ways these charts compress information and their use of both organic and geometric forms.

The act of painting, the scale and slight irregularity of each panel, the gesso I make — are all linked for me. The way forms are built out of the paint has a logic that cascades out of each previous decision. This makes painting a slow procedure; I let the brush strokes accumulate like coral reefs, anchored to their thematic starting points but growing organically out of a struggle with intervening ideas.

I relate this way of working to how we are in the world we continually construct our physical and social selves. 

encaustic, oil and enamel  on panel  25” x  30"

Tree of living things
harte copy.jpg
 encaustic, oil
and enamel  on panel  25” x  30" 






  
  
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tree blue fixed w.jpg
gonebut not forgoten.jpg
forest copy.jpg
tree pinked.jpg
rayas copy.jpg
tree copy.jpg
time lines.jpg
DSCF1504.JPG
tree2.jpg
game-s10.jpg