Ignoring the margins

Acrylic and water soluble pencil on wood

16×20 inches

From the exhibition The Common Quiet, this painting brings the wood grain surface to life through the brushwork.  The title of this piece comes from from fascination with  words and meaning. In one instance this phrase can mean to ignore the set parameters of writing – literally getting rid of the margins and filling up the page. At the same time it means to ignore what is on the fringe, I think of who is marginalized by society. In this case I was thinking of women, in many parts of the world they are in the margins, ignored and unvalued. The forms here are solid and hopeful, rising out of the dark background.