|Institution:||Colorado State University|
|Keywords:||Gardens in art; Acrylic painting|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/10217/173133|
Knowing that beauty is a subjective response, I work diligently to translate my response into a broader visual expression. Accentuation of value, color, and implied movement is the formal vehicle for that translation. I select subject matter, that of vegetables, fruits, flowers, baskets and tablecloths, for both formal and psychological reasons. The chosen imagery refers to the 'garden' of my childhood and to the challenges of growing up, leaving home and meeting the world with all its complexities. Painting is a recreation of my odyssey. Advisors/Committee Members: Dietemann, David L. (advisor), Yust, Dave, 1939- (committee member), Sullivan, Patrice M. (committee member), Silberberg-Peirce, Susan (committee member).