Ginny Howsam Friedman

Artist Statement

For the past three years I have lived and worked in Dutchess County/the Hudson Valley, Upstate New York.

Here I cannot escape--the landscape.

The natural environment of the Hudson Valley has triggers for me: rivers, ponds, mountains, trails, wetlands, farmland, and forests.

I look for underlying geometry and order amid nature's chaos.

Using drawing and mark making with charcoal, graphite, and wax pencil, while layering oils, I paint an imagined reality from a perceived experience.

Draw/erase. Paint/scrape. Again. And again. A ghost remains. I work toward a bilateral glimpse of interconnections between what we can see and what we imagine we can see--often including both superficial and subterranean geography.

This blend casts the familiar in a new light.

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