donna j hall

gallery I

Whether working figuratively or abstractly I begin intuitively, in an abstract manner, building a complicated surface of marks in acrylic and plaster. I continue layering with more media, acrylic and plaster – masking, scraping, and sanding - the scarred surface bears the traces and artifacts of earlier layers. There is an interaction between random and intended actions. It is important to me that the process contains elements of chance leaving an opening for unexpected possibilities. Time is a constantly recurring influence both concretely and metaphorically, as order evolves out of disorder, weaving the past with the present, realistic elements and abstraction, surface and depth, the timeless and the fleeting. The interpretation is left open to the viewer.