Size: 12"W x 8"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"Fish Larvae 4" is from a series of zooplankton paintings. Based upon photographs made by scientists using microscope cameras, the backgrounds of the photographs are natural or artificial, varying by the scientists’ choices for display. In this piece, the ground was a centimeter scale and the measuring marks could be seen through the transparency of the larva. A large piece of dust or hair and bubbles were also in the photograph, along with water ripples apparent on the colors of the graphics of the otherwise white measuring surface. Thinking I need another element to this composition, I added a blindspot test pattern, the red square and blue circle at each side of the canvas.
Fish Larvae 4 was exhibited at Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy, NY, 2017 and ArtSlope, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, 2016.
I grew up in rural Ohio. While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting at The Ohio State University, I was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant. I then moved to NYC to attend New York University, spent a semester abroad in Venice, Italy and earned a Master’s degree in studio art. The New York metropolitan area has been my home ever since. I now live and work in Yonkers with my husband John, who provides invaluable support, advice, and carpentry skills. Awards: Ford Foundation Grant,Easton Arts Council, "Art in the Country" Honor of Merit, Daniel Mark Duffy, juror Ridgefield Guild of Artists, "Juried Members Show" Honorable Mention, Susan Hardesty, Curator, Norwalk Community College, juror Public Collections: Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, Limner Gallery Collection, Hudson, NY, Purdue University Galleries Permanent Collection Private collections located in: Australia, California, Connecticut, England, Florida, Ireland, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Washington