“I couldn’t stop looking at it for 5 minutes, or maybe more”
“You do beautiful works of art Dorothy.  Each one is an adventure, visually”
These are quotes reflecting two recent responses to my work; I couldn’t ask for more, in terms of how I want my art to affect viewers.

I have always had a sense of whimsy and play in my work. What I perceive as the present state of absurdity in the country and the world, now adds another element; some of my new work, such as “Eavesdropping and Broadcasting Device”, “Theater of the Absurd”and “Shelter in Place” reflect that notion.

Throughout my development, I have used abstraction, sometimes combining it with observation, memory, symbolism, and invention. My recent collages use fragments of older work that’s being repurposed, as well as specifically painted and drawn elements. I enjoy  making a collage that creates order out of previously unrelated passages. Surprises and connections of design that occur in the process are part of both the challenge and the fun.

 I created a series of small oil paintings in 2017. I now plan new paintings that will reflect the spirit of my recent collages.

I embrace the idea of each work “being an adventure”, not only for the viewer, but for me, as well.


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