My work arises from an awareness and reverence for the physical environment around me. Awe of the land's pervasive mystery and potential grows inward and ultimately re-emerges in abstraction. I soak and stain my pieces, shifting the pigmented water around on the canvas. This painting process suggests the primal simplicity and organic rhythm of the landscape. Natural themes, such as the way water shapes the land, are mirrored in the visual traces of paint left behind.
I evoke the opposing forces of calmness and energy, permanence and transience witnessed in nature - the representation in paint akin to the glory in which a cathedral strives.
- Lauren Adams, 2016