Christine Crockett Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Christine Crockett
Live in: San Mateo, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 34.00
Christine Crockett Artist Bio:
I am intuitively drawn to geometry, symmetry, pattern, and diagram as symbols of meaning in every human life. As a painter, my work starts with these compositional elements, but the mystery unfolds in what follows. The Greek word "palimpsest" translates roughly to "again (palin) I scrape (psao)." Scribed on papyrus or wax tablets, ancient texts were often pumiced down and repurposed centuries later. Like palimpsests, the layers of my paintings build up gradually to reveal new reference points and skew underlying material. Bits of scholastic text or musical notations, glazes, scratches, scars, lines that trail from forms and connect them--all of these create a tension between the emotional and rational until a painting takes on an imperfect logic all its own. For me, this is beauty. I paint mostly on wood panels prepared with marble dust or plaster. I work the surface with multiple layers of oil and cold wax, rubbing out, carving back into, or re-staining as I go. Through this series of choices--erasures, exposures, additions--I'm engaged in the ongoing tension between the mystery and the history of each painting.