I want people to explore my work and delve into the contoured boundary within the sharp rectangular edges. The tension of compression between curve and colored background/frame bears much consideration.

Stepping farther along with the compositional challenging of “looking at something and only seeing part of it,” viewers see that the structure is much taller than they are and that they are only seeing a portion of what’s really there.

When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. “

― Hermann HesseBäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

© 2019 Mary Mattei

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