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Artist's Statement for OVERVIEW: Four Decades

My art reflects a philosophy of openness and trust in my life. My growth as an artist has come about from being open to experience and the world around me, as well as from sharing the rich heritage of artists of the past. "OVERVIEW" presents highlights of an ongoing flow in images and ideas in all mediums. I have experimented in two and three dimensions with a variety of processes and materials.

Creating forms with a minimum of preconception has been a driving force throughout my adult life. Using criteria based on values learned through formal education and, increasingly, on intuition, I has learned to trust my judgement and honor the hidden meanings of what often appears to be accidental.

Time has been an important factor in the working process - knowing when to set a piece aside as the flow of energy and ideas diminishes and having the patience to wait for solutions to technical problems that I myself have created. I have gained the perspective to recognize what appears to be unfamiliar and new on the canvas and relate that to artistic expression of other times and places, incorporating it into a language of my own.

Though I am constantly fed by other disciplines such as music, film and literature, the natural environment has been my primary source. The rich stimulation provided by northeastern Connecticut and by Monhegan Island, Maine, where I have summered for the past four decades, has allowed me to go beyond visual "scenery" to create a broader synthesis using all my senses. Through discovering metaphors in the landscape, connecting many different aspects of experience, and bringing these perceptions to the studio, I have been able to make order of the chaos that impacts and pervades life at this time.

Frances Kornbluth

For further inquiries please contact:
Frances Kornbluth
134 Buckley Hill Rd.
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255
PH: (860) 923-9347, FAX: (860) 923-3132