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I really dig this Dream Flight, Series 31 #6 painting by US artist, Heather Goodwind. It’s acrylic on canvas, along with India Inks and graphite.
It looks like balloons floating, but upon closer look, they actually look like cookies…which I dig WAAAY more.
Heather says, My works represent a constant outpouring of singular impressions: clearly isolated images that capture flashes of emotion, changes in perception, or moments of recognition. I give fleeting thoughts as much consideration as monumental ideas: nothing is more important than anything else and every small thing has its place.
She likens her process to improvisational theater in that she makes a first mark, then asks herself, “if this is true, what else is true?” She repeats this process with the addition of each new element, using personal experience to shape the final image.
Each image represents an isolated narrative, yet all the images together tell a larger story. Her accountability for the truth and permanence of this story is an important part of her identity as an artist. This is why she makes all her works in sequential series, and never destroys or hides any of them.
Heather is in the Saatchi gallery. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. If you dig this as much as I do, here is my special link to purchase.