"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, July 14, 2010

"On the Point"

48" x 36"
acrylic on canvas



Aside from the urge to portray a slightly different landscape and to further study gulls and take my compositions to another level, On the Point is a painting about navigating uncharted horizons. The unpredictable nature of things is often cause for contemplation, and I wanted to get a sense of that here. The figure is in a state of limbo, facing the new and unknown, focusing in on a course, unmoved by the devouring frenzy that surrounds her. Tone and atmosphere were important factors for me in this. The fog is symbolic of a curtain about to unveil something hidden, and I want viewers to be able to feel that damp mist and wind, stand on the brink, smell the coast, feel the sun about to break through, hear the birds; all the sensations associated with the everchanging moods of a coastal landscape.

6 comments:

NiƱa Hippie-Nerd said...

I love your work.

Carolyn said...

Really cool! I love this. I like the still figure, and then the action of the sea gulls around her.

Andrea Kowch said...

Thank you! :)

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Paulo Camargos said...

Nice colours, nice composition, it's a brilliant work. You have a special talent.

Andrea Kowch said...

Thank you Paulo!