Notes: Carol Bishop’s series of mixed
media images on paper capture the essence of water and light.
Based on the Seine in Paris, the river is abstracted to recreate
references of the original places leading to, moving out from;
and crossed by the waterway.
Title: Hidden City
Notes: Hidden City is an exploration
of how we, as human beings, tend to focus our attention on
particular architecture and places. These composite photographic
images are set up in a time sequence of four consecutive time
moments to recreate the process of how we come upon spaces;
and acquire information. The images reveal the architecture
hidden behind the walls in the courts of Paris. These Paris
districts are perfect examples of changes taking place in neighborhood
at the images recreates the process of the human eye searching
to find clarity and focus when encountering the inaccessible
Title: Places – Squares & Rectangles
is an *encaustic painting series focusing on cities, towns
and streets of particular interest to the artist, synthesized
into their essence of color and form. Using geometric shapes,
each work is a “landscape painting,” reflecting
a certain place. The use of encaustic media results in the
color, texture and vitality of each environment to be highlighted
in time and space. In addition to allowing layers of design
to emerge as sense memories, the paintings act as a historical
reference, while still functioning as a personal meditation
*Encaustic: an oil-based medium using purified wax as a binder,
first used by ancient Romans to cover their statues and temples.
The medium’s transparency creates beautiful multi-surface
layers of color and light.