"Using Middle America as her muse, Kowch draws the history of a particular place -- invariably rural -- to the surface as it collides with a new reality in layers of metaphor and moodiness. The faces of her women may remind you of characters in a Tim Burton film."
--Steve Parks, Newsday

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"No Trespassing"
30" x 24" Acrylic on canvas


















This is another painting I recently completed, which deals with the issue of urban sprawl. What prompted me to do it was an article I read on how several rural communities are beginning to band together to fight for land preservation laws. The figure in this work serves as a symbol for those who are in the midst of this battle to keep land free from development. To symbolize this effectively, I settled on the notion of a scarecrow, who, like this being, stands its ground for the sake of protecting the natural treasures around it.

5 comments:

Leyland said...

This one is definitely my favorite so far. Great work as always, Andrea.

jeremy melton said...

Simply Elegant. Amazing work.

Wayne Porter said...

very well done!

Maureen said...

Andrea, this piece is so nice. Beautiful color palette. I love the slight tilt to head.

Alvin Richard said...

Hi Andrea,
There is so much originality in the concept of your art, and you match it with your talent to deliver the goods. Once again....just outstanding!

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