UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Margaret Carleen Davis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: These thesis paintings resulted from a search for an intimate and significant image from my surroundings, accompanied by a striving for involvement with brush and paint. Close observation and study of interior spaces led me to focus on the pictorial possibilities of objects within these spaces. The individual forms of tables, chairs, walls, their surfaces and architecture became the subjects for interior portrayals of my home. Exploring these objects through laborious handling of the paint, drew closer the impending, yet still unseen motif. Suddenly, I became sensuously aroused by natural light flooding the room, and became aware of its interplay amid the space and a few bare forms. Consequently, I removed everything from the room except a chair. Then I concentrated on the exact nature of the light, the patterns it produced on the wall and the effects of light as it defined the forms of the chair. At this point began my adventure in seeing and my involvement with all the elements of the scene.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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