Pat Reed Originals
The body of my work describes physical and implied borders as well as the juxtaposition of textures and space. Mythological themes, archetypal symbolism, and visual narratives are often developed as a byproduct of the play of edges or emerging suggestions from the light and dark values. The contours of the sculptural glass figures and heads are often defined by both positive and negative forms. Paintings often incorporate collage technique of layers of fabric and paper that are added, sometimes subtracted and manipulated (deconstructed), then reapplied to reconstruct surfaces that help to imbue the concept with a sense of metamorphosis/ transformation through layering. The reprocessing and mixing of media informs the direction in which the work develops. Varied art forms have inspired my work, created humbly from the heart.