Margaret Krug–The Longest Night

November 20, 2011

I am fascinated by materials and the processes of making art. Each material has a unique identity – a smell, a feel, and a touch – and response to motive and action. I work in relationship with materials by allowing them to inform me on how to use them in representing my lived experience. I do this work because it makes me profoundly happy.

The paintings maintain evidence of their beginnings throughout the process of their creation, and physically manifest my interest in the vitality of memory and presence. I slowly develop pools and veils of color, and then work, excavate and rework the surface to create an atmospheric pictorial space, that can expose my own emotional state, and provide an avenue for connection with a greater emotional field.

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